Cybersecurity

Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware

The department is tracking a huge increase in ransomware disclosures but data suggests the events are still grossly underreported.

Emerging Tech

Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts

Officials identified the vendor they’re eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component.

Cybersecurity

Agencies Warn of Ongoing Cyber Threats to Water Treatment Facilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other agencies issued a joint advisory about mitigating ransomware threats.

Sponsor Content

The Final Frontier: The Intelligence Community in Space

Rapidly evolving capabilities in space mean that it is also becoming more congested and competitive than ever before, introducing new threats to defense assets in space.

Emerging Tech

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

This series examines the impacts of AI across government, from R&D spending to mission delivery.

Cybersecurity

Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

Robert Wood aims to improve security while fostering faster mission execution from a DevSecOps “BatCAVE” at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

IT Modernization

Audit: Labor Department IT Governance ‘Ambiguous,’ Unorganized 

A report from the Office of the Inspector General showcases several weaknesses in the agency’s IT governance, particularly highlighting the lack of CIO oversight.

IT Modernization

Army Gets Strategic About Going Digital

Policy reforms and technology boosts are in the pipeline, military leaders confirmed.

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants Wearables to Track Employee Health at Work and at Home

The biometric tech will be used to help employees manage physical and mental health in high-stress mission areas.

Sponsor Content

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) has potential to more efficiently centralize IT data and detect cyber threats against the federal government, but lacks the budgetary and managerial support to properly implement the program across all federal agencies.

CIO Briefing

The Cost of William Shatner’s ‘Most Profound Experience’

The actor got his oldest-in-space record for free, but most commercial astronauts will have to pay for their historic milestones.

Ideas

How Governments Can Protect Themselves Against Fraud in Times of Crisis

Agencies are up against challenges that will arise again and again during each next disaster as they continue to use outdated technology.

Ideas

Do We Really Need to Meet In Person?

Videoconferencing is flawed, but it’s still better than the alternative.

Data

Federal Data Officers Council Seeks Input on Mission, Focus Areas 

This request “signals a maturation of the [chief data officer] position,” said a data expert. 

IT Modernization

Navy Eyes a Future Where IT Services Are Common—and Not Duplicated

Officials will first focus on core IT capabilities and expand as use cases demand. 

Emerging Tech

The Biggest Lesson from the Army’s Connect-Everything Experiment

New labs to test interconnections are the key to joint all-domain command and control.

CIO Briefing

Senator Questions TikTok, FBI and DHS Over Spread of Extremist Content

The requests are part of ongoing investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

CIO Briefing

GSA Needs Users to Test SAM.gov Ahead of DUNS Transition

Unique Entity IDs are being issued now and the General Services Administration team wants help testing the system that assigns and manages the new identifier.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon’s Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist

Heidi Shyu, research and development undersecretary, said she went looking for tech areas to trim—and found that some vital ones had been overlooked.