Cybersecurity

Ex-NSA Contractor to Serve 9 Years for Hoarding Classified Information

“Your worst enemy, after the usual suspects, is some of our own,” Harold Martin said during his sentencing hearing.

CISA Explains Why Enterprise Approach To Security is Gamechanging

The agency’s assistant director for cybersecurity highlighted multiple aims and accomplishments.

IRS Still Has Dozens of Cyber Fixes to Make From Last Year

Numerous security deficiencies in the agency’s IT ecosystem could leave data on millions of taxpayers at risk, according to the Government Accountability Office.

DHS is Looking to Upgrade Its FISMA Compliance Tools

The new and improved information assurance system would help officials better understand and manage the department’s sprawling IT infrastructure.

How Penetration Testing Helps Agencies Spot Overlooked Cyber Threats

Security officials said the “ethical hacking” practice has been critical in helping them identify unseen risks.

Closing the Cybersecurity Poverty Gap 

Far too many government entities simply lack the resources and expertise needed to keep pace with the velocity of cybersecurity threats.

IRS Urges Tax Pros to Take Cyber Seriously

The agency released a list of basic cybersecurity procedures the entire tax industry should use to stop digital identity theft.

Census Chief Assures Lawmakers IT and Cyber Risks are Under Control

But with less than a year until the 2020 count kicks off, the bureau still has little room for error, the Government Accountability Office warns.

Where Artificial Intelligence Can Make the Biggest Impact

Here are three ways an investment into artificial intelligence could reap significant returns in the public space.

The Pentagon Releases Its 5-Year Digital Modernization Strategy 

Officials outlined plans to drive innovation, streamline IT acquisitions and build a more agile and resilient cyber posture.

DISA Turns to Governmentwide Contract to Manage Security of Classified Network

The Pentagon will be awarding the DCMA Cybersecurity Center support contract through the National Institute of Health’s governmentwide contract instead of a full and open competition.

Bipartisan Legislation Targets Chinese Firm Huawei

Congress wants to up its authority on emerging tech threats from China.

Federal Agencies Stand to Gain From a Vocational Approach to Cybersecurity Education

We need to steer students away from assuming they need a four-year degree and toward the option of cybersecurity taught as a vocation.

Court Rules in Favor of Pentagon in JEDI Lawsuit

The ruling against Oracle clears the way for the government to award the contract in August to Microsoft or Amazon Web Services.

Clock Starts on Naming Leaders, Beginning Work on Evidence Act

Agencies now have official guidance on how to meet the first phase of requirements under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

GSA's Centers of Excellence Wants Industry Feedback on Pending OPM Effort

The General Services Administration’s Centers of Excellence effort at the Office of Personnel Management is ramping up.

Experts Tell Congress Facial Recognition’s Bias Problem May Be Here to Stay

Despite significant improvements in the tech’s overall performance, he said, “it’s unlikely” researchers will ever make systems equally accurate across racial and other demographic lines.