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Kirsten Errick

Staff Reporter, Nextgov

Kirsten Errick
Kirsten Errick is a technology reporter for Nextgov, where she covers GSA, tech workforce, automation and space tech. She is also working towards her master’s in journalism at Georgetown University. Kirsten received her B.A. in communication from Villanova University.
Contracts

NIST looks to improve recruitment with augmented writing software

The agency will use the platform to center diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring efforts.

Contracts

NOAA looks to industry support to boost its cybersecurity efforts

The agency is looking for a contractor to provide 24/7 support to detect and monitor cybersecurity threats.

Contracts

Lawmakers highlight cyber, new tech and space in proposed spending bill

The $1.7 trillion omnibus introduced by lawmakers on Tuesday would spur on investments in cutting-edge technologies, cyber defense and space during the 2023 fiscal year.

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NOAA, Microsoft will advance national climate efforts through advanced tech partnership

Microsoft’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence tools will help NOAA further its climate and weather predictions and forecast modeling through research and development efforts.

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NASA awards $57M contract to build roads on the moon

ICON, an Austin, Texas, company will continue to development technologies to build infrastructure like landing pads and roads on the surface of the moon.

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IRS seeks new enterprise file storage system

As part of the agency’s ongoing modernization efforts, it issued a request for information for a new enterprise file storage system

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OPM watchdog seeks a background search tool to help investigations

The Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General asked industry to offer insights about a potential online search and retrieval service to help with its investigations.

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GSA to study demographic equity in remote identity tech

The agency plans to test the accuracy of tools like facial recognition software across different demographic groups. 

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Federal IT modernization fund’s financial needs draw lawmaker scrutiny

Federal CIO Clare Martorana said that the government should be operating on the “most modern technology available.”

Companies

Industries embracing automation also face widening skills gaps, report finds

The Government Accountability Office noted that all education levels have important skills for in-demand jobs, but higher education levels provide workers with more in-demand skills.

Contracts

Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.