Artificial Intelligence

2024 NDAA eyes rapid ATOs for emerging tech

Artificial intelligence is also a hot topic within the annual defense policy bill.


How feds can create their own mini Chat GPT AI assistants

COMMENTARY | Configuring a mini-GPT can be a highly effective way to harness the awesome power of this new technology while mitigating many of the risks associated with generative AI.


FBI to rethink troubled IT services contract

After several rounds of protests and amendments, the FBI is reworking parts of the solicitation for a group of blanket purchase agreements.

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Digital Avengers: Five Unifying Factors Shaping the Battle Against Global Cybercrime

Governments, industries, and international partners must join forces against adversaries to proactively navigate cybersecurity.


Looking for tech talent? Broaden your search, IC chief says

The nation’s 18 intelligence agencies should look beyond the nation’s capital if they want to get and keep the best cyber workers, said Adele Merritt.


The defense industrial base is 'in crisis,' expert tells Hill panel

The defense establishment is not equipped to develop, acquire and onboard emerging technologies at scale, according to a draft report from the Pentagon, and witnesses at a recent House hearing called for deeper, stronger ties between government and industry.


U.S., global partners, ask software companies to focus on memory-safe code

New guidance for software developers from Five Eyes countries implores software developers to patch memory safety vulnerabilities and rethink the use of risky programming languages.


20 federal agencies miss deadline for implementing cyber incident tracking requirements, watchdog says

The Government Accountability Office found that just three federal agencies were in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget’s advanced cyber event logging requirements.

Digital Government

Federal judge temporarily blocks Montana’s TikTok ban

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said in his preliminary injunction that the first-of-its-kind state law “likely” violates the First Amendment. A trial to review its legal authority could still reinstate the ban.

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AI-Powered Intelligent Exploration Uncovers Hidden Meaning in Cybersecurity Data

As government leaders face a relentless (AI) arms race against adversaries, a critical challenge emerges on the cybersecurity front.


DOD offices see post-quantum cryptography as 'mission critical'

Offices within the Navy and Air Force are looking to both protect systems and harness benefits of quantum information sciences and computing

Emerging Tech

VA creates new monitoring system after glitch affects more than 120,000 veterans’ claims

Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs said they’re creating a new system to notify officials “within 24 hours” of any issues affecting electronically filed claims.


Tuberville says he'll drop hold on most military promotions

Alabama senator says he will keep the brakes on some of the most senior officers’ nominations.


OMB takes aim at internet of things cybersecurity

The Office of Management and Budget’s recent FISMA guidance notes the importance of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s ability to scan agencies for vulnerabilities on an ongoing basis.


Commerce CIO Mendes announces retirement

After more than 14 years in the federal government, André Mendes is returning to his home state of Texas for a county CIO post.


Taking open source risks seriously

COMMENTARY | Software bills of materials don't address what tech leaders should actually do to make sure open source components are safe to use.


House bill looks to shore up federal cyber workforce

The bill, a companion to a Senate bill introduced in July, looks to fortify the U.S.’s domestic cybersecurity workforce and training programs.

Artificial Intelligence

Human operators must be held accountable for AI’s use in conflicts, Air Force secretary says

The Pentagon needs “to find a way to hold people accountable” for what artificial intelligence technologies do in future conflicts, according to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall.


CISA, FBI warn on Iran-backed infrastructure hacks

The hacking group CyberAv3ngers is actively targeting an Israeli-made automation system in wide use in the water and wastewater sector.


OPM launches cyber rotational program for feds

The new rotational program is an outgrowth of 2022 legislation backed by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.