Cybersecurity

National Cyber Director's Vision for the Future Flags Overdue National Plan

The office of the national cyber director is tasked by Congress to weigh in on agencies’ cybersecurity budgets.

Cybersecurity

GAO: Defense Department Isn’t Doing Enough to Protect Sensitive Information

Federal cybersecurity has been on the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk list since 1997.

Emerging Tech

ACLU Spearheads Letter to Fed Imploring Anonymity in Cryptocurrencies

A dozen civil rights groups penned a letter to the Federal Reserve underscoring the need to preserve human rights—like privacy—in researching a U.S. digital currency.

Sponsor Content

Scaling Agile for Government

Government is increasingly looking to use Agile to quickly deliver technology that meets users’ needs.

Policy

FCC Implements New Rules To Battle Influx Of Robocalls

Gateway carriers are now more responsible for screening calls that may be spam.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon Wants to Take the Time to Get Major Cloud Awards 'Right,' CIO Says

John Sherman, DOD's chief information officer, told a congressional committee that while "urgency" is needed to move the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract along so is taking the time to "get this right."

Data

Equitable Tax Policy Demands Household Data on Race, Gender

A GAO report outlines the biases potentially lurking in the current tax code, and calls for better interagency data sharing laws.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

Sponsor Content

Agencies Can Embrace a New Generation of Broadband

At a recent roundtable discussion industry and academia leaders discuss how to to successfully integrate 5G technology.

CXO Briefing

Federal CIO: The Tech is 'The Easy Part' of Improving CX

Blockers to implementing service improvements frequently center around policy and process requirements, top tech officials said at the Code for America Summit on Tuesday.

Cybersecurity

CISA Orders Agencies to Mitigate VMWare Vulnerabilities Under Deadline

Advanced adversaries appear to be exploiting the vulnerabilities to get around multifactor authentication.

Cybersecurity

Legislation Promoting Cyber Collaboration Between DHS and States Awaits Biden Signature

The legislation would improve information sharing between federal cybersecurity authorities and state and local governments.

Emerging Tech

Defense Officials Review AI Initiatives Within New Office

A House committee hearing questioned defense officials about the agency's new AI officer role and the ethics underpinning emerging tech.

Cybersecurity

Agencies Showcase Federal Cyber Progress, Outline Future Threats

Witnesses from CISA, NIST, and the GSA spoke before a House Homeland subcommittee on their current efforts to bolster the nation’s cyber defenses.

Emerging Tech

What We Learned from Congress’ First Open UFO Hearing in 50 Years

A House hearing Tuesday discussed everything from extraterrestrials to advanced technology potentially developed by other nations.

Ideas

Mars is Getting an Unreal New Simulation for NASA Training

A new gaming engine also has the potential to revolutionize how astronauts prepare for Mars missions.

News

FBI Announces New Intelligence Directorate Chief

Tonya Ugoretz formerly held the role of assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division.

IT Modernization

Biden Administration Launches New Component To Internet Expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.