Ideas

Directed Energy Weapons Shoot Painful but Non-Lethal Beams – Are Similar Weapons Behind the Havana Syndrome?

In 2020, a study on Havana syndrome by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine concluded that the more than 130 victims experienced some real physical phenomena.

Cybersecurity

Auditors, Contractors Hang in the Balance as Defense Overhauls Cybersecurity Certification Program

The Defense Department has not ruled out a return to allowing companies to ‘self-attest’ their security posture.

Sponsor Content

A bigger view: NAPP combines network, application performance

In the current environment, productivity depends on the performance of cloud-based applications, multiple user devices and the networks between them. Yet administrators may lack broad-reaching insight into the performance of these technologies.

CIO Briefing

Biden Administration Details Who Is Covered By the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions and Discipline

Update released Thursday notes that the requirement holds for all federal employees regardless of whether they are working in the office. 

Cybersecurity

Watchdog: CISA Needs to Update Plans to Protect Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report on dam security found a lack of coordination among agency teams.

CIO Briefing

Biden Names His Pick for Permanent Defense CIO

John Sherman, currently serving in an acting capacity, will step down during the confirmation process.

CIO Briefing

Government Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Unveiled Next Week

Honorees in the annual Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards will also be unveiled before a virtual gala in October.

Emerging Tech

Air Force, Navy Set to Gain New Supercomputers in $68M Deal

The Defense Department's High Performance Computing Modernization Program is funding the machines.

Sponsor Content

Designing Agile Workplace Processes

With the speed of service delivery hinging on agency labor, agility, and technology, the federal government needs to invest in these pillars to promptly assist its customers in the midst of unprecedented workplace transitions.

Ideas

GPS Lessons from Before 9/11 Still Endanger the U.S.

“Public policy must ensure, primarily, that safety is maintained even in the event of loss of GPS,” officials wrote in the 2001 Volpe Report.

Cybersecurity

Union Wants Civilian Cyber Reserve Proposal Dropped from Defense Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees says private-sector stake in the provision is based on companies seeking a competitive advantage.

IT Modernization

Federal CIO: Diversity, Accessibility Are Key to Improving Customer Experience

A diverse workforce and focus on accessibility will be central to administration’s efforts to improve customer experience.

Cybersecurity

House Homeland Security Committee Approves $865 Million for CISA

The largest chunk of funds would go toward implementing a May 12 executive order focused on cybersecurity.

Ideas

Alexa and Siri Won't Make Your Kids Bossy

A new study finds kids are sensitive to context when it comes to conversation.