CXO Briefing

There are Vaccine Possibilities for Monkeypox, CDC Says

Though there is “strong scientific concern” that monkeypox is spreading differently than in the past, the current case count is low and there’s not a huge risk to the general community, a CDC official says.

Democratic Lawmakers Implore Google To Halt Geo Data Collection

A slew of Democratic lawmakers asked Google to stop harvesting geodata from Android devices amid fear of abortion-related prosecutions.

Senate Report Highlights Lack of Government Data on Ransomware Payments

A new report details the role cryptocurrencies play in incentivizing ransomware attacks and the government’s response.

Senior GOP Senator Asked Watchdog to Report After ‘Whistleblower’ Action at IRS

The request of the watchdog agency followed the release of confidential information leading to a detailed news report of how the mega rich avoid paying taxes.

Nuclear Agency Needs to Improve Evaluation of Research Portfolio

The National Nuclear Security Administration is otherwise following leading practices for managing federal research and development funding.

Senators Push for $300M Boost to TMF

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging appropriators to back a Biden administration request to add $300 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.

Pentagon Wants to Take the Time to Get Major Cloud Awards 'Right,' CIO Says

John Sherman, DOD's chief information officer, told a congressional committee that while "urgency" is needed to move the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract along so is taking the time to "get this right."

DOJ Issues Guidance for Enforcing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.

Pentagon Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

Federal CIO: The Tech is 'The Easy Part' of Improving CX

Blockers to implementing service improvements frequently center around policy and process requirements, top tech officials said at the Code for America Summit on Tuesday.

Agencies Showcase Federal Cyber Progress, Outline Future Threats

Witnesses from CISA, NIST, and the GSA spoke before a House Homeland subcommittee on their current efforts to bolster the nation’s cyber defenses.

Remote Work May Actually Be Good for Business

Working remotely doesn't negatively affect productivity. It may actually even enhance both employee and company resiliency, a new study finds.

GSA's New Thinking for Evaluating Polaris Bids

After collecting industry feedback, the General Services Administration will give a new proposal due date and open the bid submission portal.

Survey: Most Agencies Expect to Meet Zero Trust Requirements

More than half of federal IT professionals surveyed are actively implementing a zero trust strategy.

Lockheed Secretly Worked to Block Airbus’ Influence in Washington—While Teaming on Major Pentagon Bid

Internal email reveals U.S. company’s pressure to deny Europeans’ application to powerful trade group.

US, Allied Cybersecurity Agencies, Advise Reviewing Contracts with Tech Vendors

A joint advisory from CISA, domestic partners and counterpart agencies in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance warns of a heightened threat to managed service providers and their customers.

ICE Has Assembled a 'Surveillance Dragnet' with Facial Recognition and Data, Report Says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition to search through the driver's license photos of one in three adults in the U.S., according to a new report by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.