Cybersecurity

NSA Chief: Cyber Command Did 9 International Missions Last Year

The dual-hatted head of the spy agency and military command has been conducting proactive missions to diffuse cyber threats to U.S. elections and other critical infrastructure and stressed the importance of artificial intelligence to advance those efforts.

Emerging Tech

White House Issues Two Quantum Directives Set To Bolster American Infrastructure

The White House announced new plans to promote quantum technology research and development while helping U.S. computer networks transition to post-quantum cryptography standards.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon Still Not Taking Full Advantage of Rapid Acquisition Authorities, Former Official Says

Ellen Lord, the former undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment during the Trump administration, told senators "strong leadership" was needed to fully embrace rapid acquisitions policies.

Data

FBI Ran Over 3 Million Searches on Americans' Electronic Data

Using data harvested by Section 702, the FBI published an approximation of how many searches it ran on Americans’ data for the first time.

IT Modernization

Three Ways the Future of Work Must Change for Federal Employees

Federal officials and industry experts offered insights on what federal workplaces of the future need to look like.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft, DoD Partners Celebrate Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

The company may have the chance to negotiate exclusive intellectual property rights—with an exception for the government—to innovations emerging from the collaboration.

CXO Briefing

GSA Launches New Tool to Simplify the Federal Buying Process

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Sonny Hashmi said the new buyer experience tool "was built using human-centered design to address pain points in the acquisition process."

Cybersecurity

NIST Official: Revised Cybersecurity Supply-Chain Guidance Imminent

The software Industry wants agencies to show their ‘use’ of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which it says should be mapped to the revised supply chain guidance.

Emerging Tech

NSA Re-awards Secret $10 Billion Contract to Amazon

Amazon Web Services beat out Microsoft for the contract after a bid protest battle.

CXO Briefing

Staring at An Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Bridging the Defense Department’s Valley of Death

The future of warfare could be determined by the Defense Department’s ability—or lack thereof—to quickly adopt emerging technologies.

CXO Briefing

Are You Tired of Your Job or Is It Actually Burnout?

What are the signs of burnout at work and what can you do about it? An expert explains what to look for in yourself and others.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Pros Signal Regulatory Challenge for Securing Industrial Control Systems

A studious adversary may be hellbent on destruction, and a comprehensive approach is needed to successfully govern the protection of critical infrastructure, specialists say.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon Reorganizes Industrial Policy Office to Shore Up Defense Firms, Supply Chain

The restructure gives two new deputies to the assistant secretary for industrial policy—and "dissolves" another.

CXO Briefing

White House Looks to Focus Service Delivery Around 'Life Events'

The Biden administration is fleshing out a plan to organize government services around the needs of Americans and not around agency org charts.

CXO Briefing

SSA Beta Launches Redesigned Website

The Social Security Administration is collecting feedback on a website redesign before using it to replace the agency's current website later this year. A major goal: making it all less confusing.

IT Modernization

DOD’s Long and Winding Road to (Hopefully) Deploying an Enterprise Cloud

Every new delay should “be an alarm that goes off in the hearts and minds of those who are looking at how we can be competitive in the future against China,” according to one official.

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