Ideas

Here’s How Much Your Personal Information Is Worth to Cybercriminals – and What They Do with It

Though data breaches can be a national security threat, 86% are about money, and 55% are committed by organized criminal groups, according to Verizon’s annual data breach report.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Call for Pentagon to Prioritize Cyber Investments

Rep. Jim Langevin suggested in a hearing the Defense Department has not elevated its focus on the cyber domain enough. 

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eBook: The Future of Defense Networks

Nextgov dives into how the Defense Department is taking an enterprise approach to its efforts to protect the government’s most important data and push it to decision-makers on the tactical edge.

Cybersecurity

Army’s Cybersecurity ‘Greatly Concerns’ Wormuth After Pipeline Attack

Biden’s Army Secretary nominee told the Senate she’d fight deep troop cuts and support long-range fires and new measures against sexual crimes and extremism, if confirmed.

Emerging Tech

NIST Wants Help Assessing China’s Influence on Emerging Technology Standards

The agency wants insight into how the nation might engage in international standardization activities for artificial intelligence and quantum information science.

CIO Briefing

The Cicadas Aren’t Coming. Billions are Already Here.

The 17-year cicadas are set to emerge from their underground lairs in multiple areas, with some cities and states finding creative ways to celebrate these large, noisy, clumsy insects.

Cybersecurity

Progressive Lawmakers Praise Biden’s Plan for Cybersecurity Labels

Reviews are in on the administration’s long-awaited executive order following several major hacking campaigns.

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Accelerating Cloud Modernization with Data Analytics

Splunk's Strategic Cloud Sales Specialist Danny Ansell outlines the importance of leveraging platforms that are secure, data-driven and FedRamp-certified in order to create a more productive future.

Emerging Tech

Automatic Government

This Nextgov ebook examines how agencies employ automation and other variants of artificial intelligence software to improve service delivery and mission outcomes.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Response Bill Advances in Senate

The legislation includes a fund to help impacted organizations pay for remediation efforts.

Policy

Billions of Federal Dollars to Close Broadband Gaps are About to Start Flowing

The FCC has launched a program that provides $50 subsidies to help households pay internet bills and also approved rules for a $7 billion fund for libraries and schools.

Data

Tweets Fuel Super Accurate Morning Traffic Prediction

Simple personal tweets like “Had a blast at the Pirates game!” or “This fender bender ahead is going to make me late,” can actually provide crucial information.

Cybersecurity

Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster Nation’s Cybersecurity

The administration calls for a standardized federal playbook and review board for incident response, as well as changes to software procurement.

CIO Briefing

The Texas Republican Asking His Party to Just Stop

Former Representative Will Hurd is trying to make the Republican Party more competitive—and more moderate. Can he succeed?

Cybersecurity

Federal Agencies Say ‘No Evidence’ Hackers Affected Colonial’s Operational Technology 

A leading GOP lawmaker is pressuring CISA to release data on the agency’s pipeline cybersecurity initiative.