Cybersecurity

Legislation Introduced to Bolster Cyber Workforce

The bipartisan HACKED Act offers funding and resources to close the critical gaps.

Ideas

Outcomes, Not Programs, Will Define DOD’s Cybersecurity Record

The Defense Department is changing how it defines and defends its networks.

IT Modernization

DISA Previews Big Tech Opportunities for 2020

The Pentagon’s IT shop released a list of next year’s contracting opportunities, including 12 worth more than $100 million.

Emerging Tech

Google Wants More Work from the Defense Department

A senior vice president ruled out working directly on weapons programs, but said other areas are fair game.

Cybersecurity

House Committee to Hold Hearing on the Online Exploitation of Veterans

A veteran, a scientist and representatives from Facebook and Twitter are all set to testify.

Policy

Federal Lawmakers Push '.Gov' Web Addresses For Local Governments

A new U.S. Senate bill comes amid concerns that online criminals can “spoof” the public with fake government websites.

Cybersecurity

DISA Official: ‘No One Knows’ How Cyber Standards Will Impact Contractor Pool

Many small businesses might find themselves excluded from the Pentagon’s most sensitive tech projects under the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

Emerging Tech

Top 60 Finalists For FBI’s Major IT Services Recompete Will Be Announced Soon

The bureau has taken its time crafting the next central IT services contract. But contracting officers say the process is moving toward the finish.

Cybersecurity

A Plan to Engage Hackers in Election Security

The Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center wants to create a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program that could alert vendors about security flaws in their voting systems.

Ideas

The Zero-Day War? How Cyber is Reshaping the Future of the Most Combustible Conflicts

Recent history has shown that states often use their offensive cyber arsenals to achieve surprisingly de-escalatory effects.

Cybersecurity

GAO: Census Risks Missing Deadlines on 15 IT Systems Ahead of 2020 

With Census Day less than six months away, officials have no room for error in system development, testing and deployment.

Cybersecurity

Interior Grounds All Drones With Ties to Chinese Companies

The decision comes months after agency officials approved purchases of aircraft built by the Chinese firm SZ DJI Technology. 

CIO Briefing

GAO: Workforce Planning Across Government Isn’t Going as Planned

A review showed most federal agencies are implementing parts of GAO’s workforce planning framework while others are ignored due to competing priorities and leadership turnover.

Cybersecurity

Civilian Vendor Cybersecurity Certification Would Look Very Different From DOD

A civilian counterpart to the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification would need to suit the varying missions across government, according to federal deputy CIO Margie Graves.

Cybersecurity

Report: 2020 is the Year Data Gets Weaponized

Research firm Forrester experts criminals and bad actors to weaponized artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the results won’t be pretty.

Cybersecurity

Russian Hackers Launch Cyberattacks Against International Athletics Organizations

The attacks come as the World Anti-Doping Agency threatens to bar Russia from participating in major competitions, including the Olympics and other world championship events.

Cybersecurity

What Cities Can Learn From Atlanta’s Cyberattack

Atlanta’s chief information officer explains why it’s better to spend millions recovering city computer systems from a cyberattack than to pay ransom.