President Trump signed a new $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the spread of coronavirus, the White House announced on Friday. The funds will be allocated to the prevention efforts and research to expedite the development of a vaccine for the virus.Read More »
Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on Fortune that Google’s announcement that it proved the theory of “quantum supremacy” using its quantum computer Sycamore demonstrates the efforts of the U.S. innovation ecosystem, which is driven by cooperation between the federal government, private sector and academia.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office calls on government agencies to implement strategies that will work to efficiently retain and hire employees.Read More »
Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the federal government needs to reinforce the security of critical data, SIGNAL Magazine reported Wednesday. “As we look to a future where we are sharing more data, it is imperative that we improve the security of that data," added Kent.Read More »
Applied Insight announced on Thursday that it is moving its headquarters from Ashburn, Va. to Tysons Corner, Va. and made changes to strengthen its leadership team. Mehdi Cherqaoui will serve as chief financial officer in a company that focuses on analytics, cloud and mission IT for federal government clients.Read More »
The National Science Foundation has launched a competition that aims to develop a model that individuals can use to select career opportunities in the government that match with their skills and interests.
FBI Director Christopher Wray: Companies Should Consider Partnering with Federal Gov’t to Combat Cybersecurity Threats
FBI Director Christopher Wray has recommended that corporations partner with the federal government to protect their data and computer systems from cyberattacks.