Cybersecurity

OMB: New Acquisition Rule Coming for Vendors to Vouch for Their Software Security

Agencies are also allowed to accept to-do lists from vendors who need to keep working up to a point where they can self-attest their compliance with NIST guidance.

CXO Briefing

Defense Firms Sound Inflation Alarm as Congress Mulls 2023 Budget

One trade association says Pentagon would lose $110 billion in buying power.

Emerging Tech

Senate Dems Call on ICE to Halt Facial Recognition and Buying from Data Brokers

Sens. Ed Markey and Ron Wyden are also pressing the immigration enforcement agency to detail their use of surveillance technologies.

CXO Briefing

US Trails China in Key Tech Areas, New Report Warns

Ex-Google, DOD leaders paint dire picture unless U.S. organizes to win technology races.

CXO Briefing

Dr. Fauci to Young Scientists: Follow the Science and ‘Stay out of Politics’

After nearly six decades of civil service, Dr. Anthony Fauci hopes his post-government life will focus on inspiring the next generation of public servants.

Cybersecurity

Election Officials Have Been Largely Successful in Deterring Cyber Threats, CISA Official Says

The head of CISA’s National Risk Management Center pointed to public-private partnerships and enhanced resource sharing activities as key to defending against outside threats to voting systems.

CXO Briefing

Nvidia, AMD Caught in the Middle of US-China Tech Battle

The federal government added a new license requirement barring selling artificial intelligence chips to China and Russia to address potential national security concerns.

CXO Briefing

OMB Looks to Update Federal Race and Ethnicity Data Standards

The government's chief statistician put out a call for input via newly announced listening sessions as part of OMB's work to update federal race and ethnicity standards.

CXO Briefing

It's Official: Biden Formalizes Average 4.6% Pay Raise Plan for Feds in 2023

The annual declaration of a national emergency preventing large automatic pay increases from taking effect confirms that 0.5% of the total pay raise will go to an average increase in locality pay.

CXO Briefing

Oversight Chair Maloney Loses Primary

Maloney's defeat sets up a race to see who will be the next top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Cybersecurity

How Energy's Cyber-Informed Engineering Strategy Fits into a Pending National Plan

A key White House official highlighted the importance of education and workforce training in the government’s procurement-centric cybersecurity policy.

Cybersecurity

Advisory Board Sends Critical Infrastructure Cyber Recommendations to the White House

The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee voted unanimously to send its most recent report on IT systems security to President Biden.

Cybersecurity

Government IT Networks May Not be Ready for Office Return, Survey Says

Legacy government IT systems and network infrastructure may struggle to provide the same quality as more workers return to the office.

Data

House Oversight Dems Seeking Data From Social Media Companies About Threats to Law Enforcement

Lawmakers are demanding information from online platforms about how they are responding to growing threats against law enforcement officials following the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

CXO Briefing

Survey: Security Continues to be Major Factor for DevOps Platforms

Shifting left and other security measures are an important part of the development process and an increasing number of respondents are or intend to utilize this practice.

CXO Briefing

Dr. Fauci Will Leave Government, But Isn’t Retiring

“The United States of America is stronger, more resilient, and healthier because of him,” said President Biden. 

Cybersecurity

CISA Hosts Election Security Exercise Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

State and local officials, along with representatives from federal agencies and election industry companies, participated in the “Tabletop the Vote” exercise to prepare for a range of hypothetical risks to election operations.

CXO Briefing

A Civil Servant's Effort to Humanize Government, One Fed at a Time

An effort to tell the stories of government workers has the goal of letting the American people know that public servants actually care.

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