Cybersecurity

FCC to vote on authorizing cyber labeling rules next month

The move is a major piece of a Biden administration push to bring more cyber transparency to consumer products.

Artificial Intelligence

NIST inks partnership to put safety at the intersection of AI and genetic research

A new partnership between NIST and the Engineering Biology Research Consortium looks to secure biotechnologies from being exploited by powerful AI systems.

Artificial Intelligence

NTIA explores the benefits and risks of open-weight AI models

A new request for information issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will inform regulatory policy on open-weight models.

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Tradecraft transformed: Leveraging Peraton’s strategic edge in intelligence operations

Intelligence agencies must modernize tradecraft to successfully adapt to an increasingly unpredictable global environment.

Cybersecurity

Russian information operations to likely increase in 2024 amid global election activity, CrowdStrike says

The findings should come as no surprise with the advent of generative AI tools, ongoing geopolitical conflicts and a busy year for elections in the U.S. and Europe.

Cybersecurity

Biden to sign executive order boosting cybersecurity of ports, maritime vessels

The order empowers the Coast Guard to shore up cyber protections for maritime systems and harden current cyber incident reporting rules.

Digital Government

USDA seeks fellows for its new digital service team

The tour-of-duty positions will “act as firefighters” to address pressing challenges across the Department of Agriculture, according to the agency’s CIO.

People

NSA cyber director to step down after 34 years of service

His departure comes amid heightened security fears in 2024 and debate over whether to renew a controversial spying power.

Artificial Intelligence

DOD's AI strategy leans on high-quality data

Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Craig Martell said private sector companies will play a crucial role in the Pentagon’s adoption of AI technologies and the pursuit of high-quality data.

Artificial Intelligence

OPM pushes ahead on AI workforce policy, but key deliverables are overdue

The agency announced a job analysis survey on Monday for feds doing AI-related work, but the federal HR shop is lagging on AI in Government Act of 2020 implementation.

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Cybersecurity

US, international partners disrupt LockBit ransomware operations

Officials have also developed a tool for victims targeted by LockBit to potentially decrypt their compromised data.

Artificial Intelligence

Lawmakers urge VA to tread carefully with AI

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ 2023 inventory of AI use cases listed 100 instances where VA is working to use emerging technologies, with at least 40 of those examples in an operational phase.

Artificial Intelligence

Tech companies vow to fight deepfake election content

Some House and Senate lawmakers praised the voluntary commitments but want legislation to require labeling and disclosure.

Acquisition

CIO-SP4 faces more court challenges

In the meantime, the National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm has extended the current contract into the fall.

Defense

Navy leaders want more code-loving sailors at sea

One wants to take ad hoc data science efforts and fold them into a formal training cycle.

Cybersecurity

The imitation game

The emergence of low-cost deepfakes has led to a high-stakes race to develop technologies that can detect and label synthetic media.

Acquisition

VA pharmacy tech glitches put 250,000 veterans at risk, officials say

Data transmission errors in the VA's new commercial health record could potentially lead to providers missing important prescription information on patients who visit multiple agency facilities.

Artificial Intelligence

FTC cracks down on AI impersonation scammers

The Federal Trade Commission is looking to extend its authority to target fraudsters impersonating individuals in scams. The proposed rule covers the misuse of generative artificial intelligence and other technologies.

Cybersecurity

FBI disrupts botnet controlled by Russian security services

The news comes just weeks after the U.S. announced it went on the offensive against a China-linked botnet operation.