Cybersecurity

Survey: Large Contractors More Concerned Than Small Contractors About DOD’s Cybersecurity Certification Program

A new survey puts numbers on conflicting narratives about the small businesses perspective and issues of competition in the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification regime.

Ideas

You're Not Imagining It – 3 Ways COVID-19 Has Been Extra Hard on American Parents

Even before the pandemic, surveys showed that a majority of parents were struggling to balance their work and home lives.

Sponsor Content

eBook: The Evolution of Public Health

Nextgov examines how civilian federal agencies with health care missions are adopting new strategies and technologies to fight the coronavirus and other threats.

Data

National Archives Wants to Use AI to Improve ‘Unsophisticated Search’ and Create ‘Self-Describing Records’

The National Archives and Records Administration wants to automate its records management processes to limit manual metadata tagging while improving the search function.

Ideas

America Has Pandemic Senioritis

Being so close (and yet so far) is a stress all its own.

Emerging Tech

How State’s Disinformation-Fighting Arm Uses Artificial Intelligence

A federal team is curbing disruptive online activities with innovative technologies.

Cybersecurity

The Hack Roundup: White House Sanctions Russia over SolarWinds

Agencies involved in response also issued advisories on the hackers' tactics while Microsoft offered federal customers free trials of an auditing tool.

IT Modernization

Classified Workloads Coming to MilCloud This Summer, GDIT Says

And DOD’s deputy chief information officer said DISA’s on-premise cloud contract is part of a group of offerings filling the JEDI void.

Sponsor Content

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

A look into strengthening and automating the country's cyber protections.

Ideas

The Importance of Leadership Communication in a Telework Environment

Senior leaders have a responsibility to foster trust and cohesion among staff. That requires a deliberate approach.

Emerging Tech

House Bill Would Direct Feds to Use Drones, Remote Sensors in U.S. Reforestation Efforts

The legislation calls for a five-year pilot program aimed at removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Data

Bill Would Prohibit Sale of Americans’ Personal Data to Adversarial Countries

The proposal would establish an interagency group to categorize data, then develop a list of countries banned from importing individuals’ data that could threaten national security.

CIO Briefing

LinkedIn’s Inclusion of 'Stay-at-Home Parent' Could Refocus Discussion on Child Care, Experts Say

The networking site is adding titles so people can denote caregiving responsibilities. Experts say employers should consider these skills when recruiting.

Ideas

Defending Against Cybersecurity Moles Inside Your Agency

The move to a virtual workforce has been a boon to industrious hackers.

Ideas

Trump, Defying Custom, Hasn't Given the National Archives Records of His Speeches at Political Rallies

Almost 10% of the president’s total public speeches are excluded from the official record.

CIO Briefing

No Domestic Surveillance Authorities Needed, NSA Director Reiterates

Instead, Gen. Paul Nakasone and other intelligence community leaders want better public-private partnerships to address “blind spots” in the cyber realm.