Emerging Tech

Air Force Awards SBIR Contract for IoT Device Security

Phosphorus Cybersecurity will work with engineers at Joint Base San Antonio to secure devices operating on 5G networks.

Cybersecurity

White House Names National Cyber Director, CISA Chief

The administration also announced nominees for other Homeland Security Department leaders. 

CIO Briefing

Biden Budget Requests Major Investments for Federal Technology and Cybersecurity

The 1.5 trillion budget would give the Technology Modernization Fund and CISA big increases as well as launch new advanced research projects agencies.

CIO Briefing

Commerce Awards $29M in Coronavirus-Related Innovation Grants

The projects address economic, health and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cybersecurity

Survey Suggests Public Sector Slightly Better than Industry at Prioritizing Mobile Security    

A majority of respondents said they sacrificed security of IoT devices to respond to COVID-19 policies and for expedience generally.

IT Modernization

Treasury’s $1B Cloud Contract Aimed at Single Cloud Broker

Contracting officials released a new clarification document as the department continues preliminary work on a broad cloud management contract.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Bans Business with 7 Chinese Supercomputing Firms

The new Entity List inclusions are reportedly due, in part, to use of products in China’s military pursuits.

Cybersecurity

White House to Seek Industry Input on New Software Security Rules, NSC Official Says

The administration wants to make sure the private sector has the ability to weigh in on procurement standards in an impending executive order.

Cybersecurity

Single Sign-in For Government Services Expands to States, Localities

The federal government is looking to partner with state and local governments to grow its Login.gov service, which it says is secure and user friendly.

IT Modernization

Army Awards SAIC $4B in Modeling and Simulation Contracts

The two contracts will support Army DEVCOM’s Aviation and Missile Center Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate.

Emerging Tech

Federal Shared Services Provider Needs a System to ID Bots in Its Data Center

One of the four central financial service providers wants to use more robotic process automation in its data centers but needs to be able to track those bots—and any potential malicious bots creeping in, as well.

IT Modernization

DOD Workforce Wants to Keep Telework Going Despite Early Hiccups

A Defense Department Inspector General report surveyed more than 56,000 employees about telework during the pandemic.

IT Modernization

Pilot IRS Will Shift Focus to Key Technologies in 2021 Solicitations

Forthcoming solicitations will center on digitizing paper and poor-quality documents, high-speed scanning and automation tools.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon AI Hub Issues $241M Data Readiness Contract

The government intends to issue multiple basic ordering agreements over a five-year performance period, according to solicitation documents.

IT Modernization

State Department Floats $4B Vehicle to Consolidate Its IT Contracts

The new contract vehicle will also shift the agency’s strategy to focus on fixing problems instead of buying tech.

IT Modernization

Why the Army Elevated Its Enterprise Cloud Office to Agency Status

Director Paul Puckett explained the move is a recognition that cloud computing is not a temporary project.

CIO Briefing

Telework Works and Other Workforce Lessons Census Learned During the Pandemic

The U.S. Census Bureau’s customer experience chief encouraged agencies to embrace small gains.

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