Policy

GAO: DOD Needs Permanent Group to Protect Critical Technologies

The task force currently running these efforts is set to dissolve in the coming months.

Air Force, Korean Partners Unveil Plan to Co-Fund ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Research

The aim is to promote international collaboration and push forward new and needed technological developments.

Biden-Harris Admin Proposes $10B in New IT and Cyber Funding for Federal Agencies

The administration wants to add $9 billion to the Technology Modernization Fund and give CISA a boost.

Highway Safety Agency Wants Car Makers to Know What’s in Their Software

The agency is seeking comment on a software-heavy update of its cybersecurity best practices.

DISA to Take Over Implementation of the Pentagon’s Cloud Programs

Execution of enterprise cloud programs was previously run through the office of the chief information officer.

SBA Relaunches COVID Loan Program As Watchdog Warns About Possible Fraud 

The recent COVID relief package included funding for a third round of the program, which has come under much scrutiny. 

FBI Opens 160 Cases on Capitol Riot with More Expected

The bureau is combing through more than 100,000 pieces of digital media and expects to open more cases for a range of crimes including murder, sedition and theft of national security information.

GSA to Remove Almost All Drones from Contract Offerings Over China Concerns

By Feb. 1, all but five unmanned aerial vehicles will be removed from the General Services Administration’s offerings.

Lawmakers Criticize State Department’s ‘Misguided Cyberspace Reorganization’

A bipartisan group of four lawmakers said the State Department’s proposed realignment would only serve to reinforce existing silos.

What Democratic Control of Government Could Mean for Biden’s Tech Policies 

Though the margins are tight, the incoming president may nominate more progressive candidates for certain positions, experts say.

Lawmaker Urges Tech Companies to Save Posts, Metadata From Jan. 6 Insurrection

Sen. Mark Warner sent letters to 11 wireless communication and social media companies asking them to get ready to hand over content for legal proceedings.

Trump Admin Names Fourth and Final Shared Services Lead

The Office of Management and Budget designated the Quality Service Management Office lead for grants administration.

NTIA, Pentagon Move to Tackle 5G Interoperability Complexities

The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.”