More than 70% of surveyed water systems failed to meet EPA cyber standards

The agency says it will take certain enforcement actions in cases where there is imminent danger from a cyberthreat against water infrastructure.


A bittersweet birthday party for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Steve Kelman worries that the Biden administration is steering federal buyers away from best-value goals.


House panel advances measure to dissolve SEC cyber disclosure rule

The White House has said the president would veto any legislative effort to revoke the rule.

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As government operations move further into deep space, agencies need the right capabilities for awareness, connectivity and safety.


New mailing list aims to share hacking attempts on open-source projects

The Siren email list allows members to share active exploitations of open-source projects, fueled by recent attempts to sabotage free-to-use software tooling

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NSF to issue framework addressing national security implications of sensitive research

The agency’s director noted that the TRUST framework — based on recommendations made in a recent advisory group report — will be unveiled “in the coming months.”

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VA is already using AI to identify and assist veterans in crisis, officials say

The use of AI capabilities to review the agency’s surveys to veterans has helped save a couple thousand lives and helped another couple thousand retired servicemembers receive housing, according to VA’s chief veterans experience officer.

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Labor Department debuts website for migrant workers in 6 new languages

“Our mandate includes protecting the rights of all workers,” a department official told reporters this week.

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M-Trends 2024 Special Report

An inside look at the evolving cyber threat landscape, directly from the frontlines of incident response investigations and threat intelligence findings.


Top CISA official Eric Goldstein to depart agency next month

Goldstein was part of several Biden-era CISA initiatives. It’s unclear what his plans are next.

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White House, Labor look to protect workers from AI-fueled harms

The Labor Department put out new guidance to encourage employers and AI developers to consider worker empowerment amid AI technology deployment.


CISA issues guidance to help federal agencies better encrypt DNS traffic

The guidance is part of a broader effort to help the federal ecosystem meet a zero trust deadline this fall.

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TSA’s biometrics deployment will take 25 years, unless lawmakers end fee diversion, agency head tells Congress

The Transportation Security Administration chief told lawmakers that it will take until 2049 to deploy facial recognition technology at U.S. airports if significant revenue from the 9/11 security fee continues to be diverted away from the agency.


North Korean IT workers tried getting jobs in government agencies — the US is offering $5M for details

DPRK operatives have long worked to position themselves in remote IT jobs and pilfer money for Pyongyang's weapons programs.


New IRS statistics demonstrate Direct File is costly and redundant

COMMENTARY | Rather than spending millions of dollars on an unproven, unnecessary and costly program, the IRS should redirect its resources towards bolstering Free File, a no-cost private alternative.


Pre-award protests cleared in FBI's $7B IT services pact

The Government Accountability Office rejects the last pre-award protest involving this blanket purchase agreement for IT services and supplies.


Proposed deep cuts to VA’s tech budget rankle lawmakers

The Biden administration’s FY25 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs proposes steep cuts to the agency’s IT services, including a 99% reduction in VA’s development initiatives from FY24.


Cyber workforce efforts need to address diversity ‘head on,’ ex-White House official says

Camille Stewart Gloster just departed the White House, but stressed that not achieving a diverse cyber workforce is a national security concern that creates “gaps in our threat picture.”