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House Committee Boosts Defense Budget By $37B

The House Armed Service Committee’s topline is more than Biden’s budget request, but less than that of its Senate counterpart

Biden Signs Bill Creating Federal Cybersecurity Rotational Program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

CISA Plans to Hire Chief People Officer to Boost Cyber Workforce

Agency advisors are set to vote on a host of draft recommendations which include reviewing the security clearance process for inefficiency.

President Biden Nominates OSTP Director

If confirmed, Dr. Arati Prabhakar would serve as the president’s chief science advisor.

DARPA Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Blockchain Tech, Non-secure Crypto Transactions

A holistic research paper documents the security concerns within decentralized ledger technologies, prompting concerns over the security of cryptocurrency transactions.

The Pentagon Should Keep Better Tabs on IT Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Risks, GAO Says

The findings come as the Defense Department continues to increase its investment in information technology and cybersecurity year over year—a trend that could likely mean more scrutiny.

Hiring, Body Cams, EVs for Feds and Other Takeaways From House Democrats’ 2023 Spending Priorities

Democrats differed from the president in some key respects in their initial fiscal 2023 funding bills.

Closing the Gap on Cyber Policy by Focusing on FISMA

When it comes to federal cybersecurity policy, the executive branch is far ahead of Congress.

AI is ‘No Magical Shortcut’ FTC Says in Fighting Disinformation Online

The Federal Trade Commission sent a report to Congress detailing limitations artificial intelligence has in regulating disinformation and harmful online content.

DHS is Making ‘Significant Reforms’ to the Employee Discipline Process

This comes after an outside oversight group alleged wrongdoing in the inspector general office, which the IG contests.

General Dynamics' $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT Protest Denied

Barring more action, this lets Leidos proceed on its work for the 10-year Defense Enclave Services award and consolidate IT systems for 22 DOD agencies.

Investors Predict IPO or Early Acquisition 'Exit' for Startups

Here's what is most likely to happen for U.S.-based startups.

Draft 2023 Spending Plan Includes $100M for Tech Modernization Fund

If approved, the appropriation would bring the fund’s total to $1.275 billion.

Former DOD Cyber Official Loses bid for Congress Despite Trump’s Backing

Katie Arrington, who led a Defense Department push to bring 300,000 contractors into compliance with cyber hygiene policies, lost her race to oust a Republican incumbent in a South Carolina congressional primary.

Team Finds Key Clue to Longer Lifespans

Healthy sleep schedules and avoiding light at night can help the body avoid activating negative lifespan genes, according to new research.

FEMA Chief Says Her Top Priority Is to Ensure Agency Has Adequate Staffing for Upcoming Emergencies

Employees and managers alike continue to warn lawmakers about the impact that growing demands will have on the agency's ability to respond to disasters.