Cybersecurity

OMB Guidance Heralds Automation of FISMA Reporting

The new Federal Information Security Modernization Act guidance also prioritizes security testing and doubles down on CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

CIO Briefing

SecDef Warns Against Over-Hyping Recent Chinese Weapons Tests

The defense secretary also pushed for deeper ties between the Pentagon and technology firms.

CIO Briefing

Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

Experts weigh in as the federal government urges everyone to get boosted amid concerns over omicron, a new COVID variant.

Emerging Tech

VA Aims To Reduce Administrative Tasks With AI, Machine Learning

A wide-reaching program looks for fresh machine learning technology to complete menial procedures and tasks, allowing VA clinicians and partners to focus on care.

CIO Briefing

The Future of 5G: Not There Yet, But Getting Closer, Officials Say

There are several areas where 5G capabilities can improve, including bandwidth potential.

Ideas

How a Cloud-Security Scaffolding Can Protect Your Multicloud Landscape

Different cloud environments have different security needs. Here’s how to create a cloud-security scaffolding to strengthen protections while reducing manual support.

Cybersecurity

NSA, CISA List Expectations for Industry on Data Governance in 5G Environments

The document is the third in a four-part series of guidance that categorizes security responsibilities according to their relevance for the cloud service providers, mobile operators and users of emergent fifth-generation networks.

Emerging Tech

Report: Government Inaction on 6G Risks Ceding More Tech Ground to China

A new report makes the national security case for overseas talent and increased research and development for a 6G infrastructure.

Policy

House Science Committee Ponders Ways to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

The United States has lost significant ground manufacturing semiconductors in recent years.

Emerging Tech

Robot With Bird Feet Can Perch and Grab

With feet and legs like a peregrine falcon, engineers have created a robot that can perch and carry objects like a bird.

Emerging Tech

House Lawmakers Look to Leverage Increased Telework Benefits in Federal Recruitment

Representatives on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform want to attract the next generation of civil servants with telework options and stronger internship programs.

CIO Briefing

Congress Passes 10-Week Stopgap Spending Bill, Narrowly Avoiding Shutdown 

Lawmakers sidestepped last-minute hurdles in effort to buy time for passing full-year funding.  

Cybersecurity

DHS Redefines ‘Cybersecurity Incident’ in Directives for Surface Transportation

The new definition allows industry more flexibility to decide what should trigger reporting mandates for the sector.

CIO Briefing

Data-Driven Government

Federal agencies have achieved various levels of success in unlocking the potential in their data to meet missions and improve decision-making.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Moves to Prove the Feasibility of Biomanufacturing in Space

Ethics experts will support a new DARPA project that could pave the way for the Defense Department's first space-based manufacturing option.

Cybersecurity

Russian National Sentenced to Five Years For Aiding Malware Hacking

Aleksandr Grichishkin, 34, pleaded guilty to providing a server allowing cybercriminals temporary use of IP addresses to bypass security measures and exploit financial data.

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