Cybersecurity

Cyber Director’s Preview of National Strategy Highlights Federal Software Procurement

The national cyber director also indicated plans to rely on feedback from members of the software industry who are working on recommendations for “streamlining” sector-specific regulations.

Cybersecurity

DHS Seeks Ideas for Automated Cyberattack Detectors in Annual Notice

The annual solicitation from the Small Business Innovation Research program seeks proposals for addressing seven different technology issues facing the Department of Homeland Security.

Cybersecurity

CMS Subcontractor Breach Potentially Exposes Sensitive Data of 254,000 Customers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said the breach involved a subcontractor that appears to have violated its obligations to the agency.

Cybersecurity

GAO Highlights Interoperability Challenges With Zero Trust

A cybersecurity specialist from the watchdog is ready to dive into related policy implications, but says work on agencies’ implementation is the more immediate concern.

Cybersecurity

Preparations for Quantum Cyber Threat Get a Senate Boost

The bill would require an annual report to Congress from the Office of Management and Budget with the goal of identifying funding needed for agencies’ transition to post-quantum cryptography.

Cybersecurity

FERC Chairman Wants to Update Cybersecurity Requirements

Discussion of potential changes centered on a need for software transparency and independent supply-chain assessments.

Cybersecurity

China's Reported Manipulation of Twitter Draws Lawmaker Questions

Several Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to Twitter CEO Elon Musk expressing national security concerns about reports that Beijing launched an information suppression campaign to hide news of mass public protests.

Policy

Key Cyber and Tech Provisions Included—and Excluded—from the Final NDAA

This year, provisions that were ultimately left out of the massive annual Defense authorization bill—despite in some cases bipartisan agreement across both Congressional chambers—got the most attention.

CXO Briefing

Ukraine Tech Chief: Cloud Migration ‘Saved Ukrainian Government and Economy’

“Russian missiles can’t destroy the cloud,” Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation explained.

Cybersecurity

TSA Considers Using Third-Party Assessors in Coming Pipeline Regulations

The agency is exercising its authority to regulate pipelines and railways after issuing a series of short-term emergency security directives.

News

VA Has a Plan to Attract Workers Displaced by Widespread Tech Industry Layoffs

Amid a recent wave of layoffs across the technology sector, the VA is working to position itself as an enticing destination for unemployed tech workers.

Cybersecurity

Trade Org Urges OMB to ‘Harmonize’ Secure Software Development Practices

The Information Technology Industry Council asked OMB to clarify a memorandum that was creating challenges for software producers.

Cybersecurity

CISA Seeks Information for Potential Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform

The request will help the agency develop the platform to address current challenges related to cyber threat intelligence.

Cybersecurity

Offshore Drilling Operations Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, Watchdog Warns

The Government Accountability Office made a new case for improving the cybersecurity safeguards within offshore drilling and natural gas facilities. 

Cybersecurity

Latest Guidance Outlines Customer Responsibilities for Software Security

The guide provides recommendations throughout the product lifecycle, from procurement to deployment.

Cybersecurity

White House Begins to Push Federal Post-Quantum Cryptography Migration

The Office of Management and Budget released new guidance to begin the governmentwide effort to safeguard digital infrastructure from quantum attacks.

Cybersecurity

Agencies Push Deadline to Comment on Would-Be Federal Cyber Insurance Program

Insurance companies are pushing for taxpayer assistance to provide coverage in the event of catastrophic incidents.

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