Ideas

How (And Why) to Measure Your Own Happiness

Are you a Mad Scientist, a Cheerleader, a Sober Judge, or a Poet?

Ideas

I'm an Astronomer and I Think Aliens May Be Out There – but UFO Sightings Aren't Persuasive

Belief in alien visitation is greater than belief that Bigfoot is a real creature.

Sponsor Content

3 Ways Adaptive Networks Can Help Federal Leaders Increase Agility During Challenging Times

How can government agencies address changes in network demand without heavy capital investment?

IT Modernization

Bipartisan Cadre of Lawmakers Call for Permanent Telehealth Expansion

Telehealth has proved vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than four dozen lawmakers want to see maximized moving forward.

Cybersecurity

CISA Warns of Iran’s Offensive Cyber Capabilities

One observer suggests the alert is meant more for the adversary than defenders.

IT Modernization

DISA Set to Release $11.7 Billion IT Contract Imminently

The Defense Enclave Services contract was originally projected to be bid out at the end of September. 

Ideas

How TikTok Is Upending Workplace Social Media Policies – and Giving Us Rebel Nurses and Dancing Cops

Even the most innocuous videos likely violate standard corporate social media policies.

Ideas

Artificial Intelligence in Government and the Presidential Transition: Building on a Solid Foundation

Here are the key steps that the incoming Biden administration should take to make the federal government AI-ready.

CIO Briefing

How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over

Documents show that officials appointed by Trump who’d otherwise lose their jobs under Biden have been approved for permanent positions in federal agencies.

Sponsor Content

The FireEye Approach to Federal Cloud Security

Cloud security requires all the traditional security solutions that cover network, endpoint and email, enhanced with visibility and analytics-based capabilities.

Cybersecurity

Why Data Privacy Is Crucial to Fighting Disinformation

Information collected as we go about our daily lives can be weaponized into influence operations that are harder to detect.

Cybersecurity

Final NDAA Calls for the Establishment of a National Cyber Director

A key architect of the bill’s cyber provisions also highlighted an amendment that would codify cybersecurity roles for sector-specific agencies.

Cybersecurity

CISA, FBI Warn that U.S. Think Tanks Are in Hackers’ Crosshairs

The agencies share guidance for shoring up defenses in a remote work environment that can disguise attackers.

CIO Briefing

Acting TTS Director to Return to FDIC

Bob DeLuca, who took temporary leadership of the Technology Transformation Services in July, will return to his duties as FDIC deputy chief information officer Dec. 21. 

Emerging Tech

NIST Plans New Drone-Advancing Challenge Competition

Potential scenarios include locating stranded first responders with thermal imaging, tracking them where GPS is inaccessible, and more.

Cybersecurity

DOD Shares Details on Zero Trust Architecture Timeline

The draft of the cybersecurity-focused document was completed in October and is going through a content review, assessment and approval process.

Cybersecurity

Experts Call for Government to Designate Commercial Space Sector as Critical Infrastructure

The federal government currently deems 16 sectors as critical infrastructure sectors because of their importance.

Cybersecurity

Krebs Unloads About Trump’s Election-Fraud Claims

In the fallout from being fired, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is concerned about how his experience will affect the recruitment of future leaders.

Ideas

Tribes Mount Organized Responses to COVID-19, in Contrast to State and Federal Governments

Responding to the pandemic also means continuing to exercise sovereignty.