CIO Briefing

Pentagon Moves to Prove the Feasibility of Biomanufacturing in Space

Ethics experts will support a new DARPA project that could pave the way for the Defense Department's first space-based manufacturing option.

Russian National Sentenced to Five Years For Aiding Malware Hacking

Aleksandr Grichishkin, 34, pleaded guilty to providing a server allowing cybercriminals temporary use of IP addresses to bypass security measures and exploit financial data.

VA Revitalizes Plan For EHR System Rollout

Officials implemented new positions to help streamline and coordinate EHR system implementations following an arduous initial deployment.

House Panel Examines Recruitment and Telework for the ‘Next Generation’ of Feds

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said Wednesday that he is introducing legislation to reform the federal government’s internship programs and writing a bill to expand agencies’ metrics regarding telework following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambitious Agency Modernization Efforts Demand Leadership Involvement

A panel of federal IT leaders said communication and training are also among the paramount requirements for successful digital transformations within federal agencies.

Hacker, Journalist Among CISA Directors’ 23 New Cybersecurity Advisors

The new Cybersecurity Advisory Committee will focus on five areas including workforce development, and has room for 12 more members.

Sixth Member of International Hacking Community Sentenced in SIM Card Scheme

In response to the growing number of SIM hijacking incidents, federal law enforcement is cracking down on perpetrators.

Feds Warned to Look Out For Ransomware Grinches over the Holidays

Federal cybersecurity officials would prefer you keep your holidays a little more secure.

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Three States 

“This is not a case about whether vaccines are effective. They are,” wrote the judge. 

CISA Seeks Protective Email Service that Tracks Agencies’ Security Compliance

The agency is ramping up efforts to exercise its new authorities to hunt for threats across the .gov enterprise.

Biden Selects Former Air Force Executive to Lead Pentagon Acquisitions

The latest nomination for DOD’s undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment comes almost a year into the role’s vacancy.

FTC Investigating Major Retailers Over Supply Chain Backlog

The Federal Trade Commission requested data from nine large U.S. retailers to gauge causes of supply chain bottlenecks and rising prices.

Report: U.S. Workforce Falling Behind Competitors in Digital Skills

Experts advocate better school curriculums and tax breaks for reskilling existing workforces.