Emerging Tech

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.”

Digital Government

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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Bridging the final frontier: Ensuring connectivity, progress and peace in the space age

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


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.

Artificial Intelligence

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

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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.


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.”

Artificial Intelligence

Senate AI roadmap calls for $32 billion for AI programs

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled the Senate AI Working Group’s policy recommendations, which include plans for emergency appropriations to be passed this year. Senate committees will start developing bills and Working Group leaders will kick of "serious discussions" about working with House leaders on a path to pass AI legislation.


White House procurement office marks 50 years

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has evolved since its inception to ensure the government is “buying as one,” as demonstrated in a new circular on acquisition data and information issued Tuesday.


Lawmakers propose more scrutiny of VA's new EHR, reauthorize VET-TEC program

The bipartisan legislative package includes new oversight metrics for VA’s Oracle Cerner electronic health record system but would end the modernization effort if facilities using the software don’t show improvement.


Federal CISO to leave post

Chris DeRusha has held the position of federal chief information security officer since January 2021.


GSA names 7 leaders to inaugural FedRAMP board

The move comes as GSA and OMB modernize the cloud security program to implement recent legislative changes.