Cybersecurity

Feds Urge Action Against BlackMatter Ransomware Based on Third-Party Tip

A joint advisory officially associates the notorious ransomware-as-a-service group with the Colonial Pipeline attack.

Emerging Tech

US Army to Stage Largest Robot Tank Experiment Ever

Its lessons will inform the Army’s next-gen-unmanned-vehicles plan to ask tech firms to deliver the brains and established firms to deliver the wheels.

Emerging Tech

CBP Testing Thermal Body Scans at Pedestrian Border Crossings

The agency is piloting a new Pedestrian Detection-at-Range system to identify illegal or dangerous items being smuggled through ports of entry.

Sponsor Content

The Final Frontier: The Intelligence Community in Space

Rapidly evolving capabilities in space mean that it is also becoming more congested and competitive than ever before, introducing new threats to defense assets in space.

Ideas

Federal Health Care Organizations Seek New Prescription for Managing Device Vulnerability 

The threat landscape in the medical sector is massive and expanding daily with exponential growth in connected medical devices.

Cybersecurity

Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware

The department is tracking a huge increase in ransomware disclosures but data suggests the events are still grossly underreported.

Emerging Tech

Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts

Officials identified the vendor they’re eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component.

CIO Briefing

DDS Security Clearance Tool Evolves into ‘SITH’ Insider Threat Program

The Defense Digital Service’s automated investigations tool turns to the dark side of insider threat hunting and gets rebranded to match.

Cybersecurity

Agencies Warn of Ongoing Cyber Threats to Water Treatment Facilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other agencies issued a joint advisory about mitigating ransomware threats.

Emerging Tech

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

This series examines the impacts of AI across government, from R&D spending to mission delivery.

Sponsor Content

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) has potential to more efficiently centralize IT data and detect cyber threats against the federal government, but lacks the budgetary and managerial support to properly implement the program across all federal agencies.

Cybersecurity

Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

Robert Wood aims to improve security while fostering faster mission execution from a DevSecOps “BatCAVE” at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

IT Modernization

Audit: Labor Department IT Governance ‘Ambiguous,’ Unorganized 

A report from the Office of the Inspector General showcases several weaknesses in the agency’s IT governance, particularly highlighting the lack of CIO oversight.

IT Modernization

Army Gets Strategic About Going Digital

Policy reforms and technology boosts are in the pipeline, military leaders confirmed.

Emerging Tech

DHS Wants Wearables to Track Employee Health at Work and at Home

The biometric tech will be used to help employees manage physical and mental health in high-stress mission areas.

CIO Briefing

The Cost of William Shatner’s ‘Most Profound Experience’

The actor got his oldest-in-space record for free, but most commercial astronauts will have to pay for their historic milestones.

Ideas

How Governments Can Protect Themselves Against Fraud in Times of Crisis

Agencies are up against challenges that will arise again and again during each next disaster as they continue to use outdated technology.

Ideas

Do We Really Need to Meet In Person?

Videoconferencing is flawed, but it’s still better than the alternative.

Data

Federal Data Officers Council Seeks Input on Mission, Focus Areas 

This request “signals a maturation of the [chief data officer] position,” said a data expert. 

IT Modernization

Navy Eyes a Future Where IT Services Are Common—and Not Duplicated

Officials will first focus on core IT capabilities and expand as use cases demand.