Policy

Senators Have More Than 900 Ideas To Fix America’s Security

The proposed amendments to the NDAA include ideas on Afghanistan, China and extremism in the ranks.

Pentagon Officials Rethinking Cyber's Role in National Defense Strategy

Cyber policy lead Mieke Eoyang discussed the Defense Department’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including in defending elections and countering ransomware attacks. 

The State of the Federal Tech Workforce

Agencies have struggled to hire IT and cyber professionals but some are finding alternative ways to fill the talent gap.

Info Sharing and Securing Critical Infrastructure Top Key Congressman's Cybersecurity Priorities

“My colleagues see an urgency for new legislation now, in a way that wouldn’t be possible a few years ago," said Rep. James Langevin.

Despite Calls for Delay, White House Says Feds' Vaccination Deadline Isn't Changing

Federal workers have until Monday to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption.

Bid Protests Decrease for Third Straight Year

Industry filed 12% fewer protests in fiscal 2021 than fiscal 2020, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Army Recruiters on TikTok Dance Around Ban To Reach Gen Z

As threat worries subside, one sergeant has nearly half a million followers on the China-based app—and the Army wants her advice.

Biden’s Management Agenda Highlights Need for High-Tech Federal Workforce

To deliver better citizen services, the government will need a skilled workforce and the technology to support it, management officials said.

Governments Warn Iran Is Targeting Microsoft and Fortinet Flaws to Plant Ransomware

A warning from allied cybersecurity agencies coincides with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s recent order for agencies to patch a range of vulnerabilities.

Information Disorder Is Biggest Social Danger, Commission Warns

The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder made multiple structural recommendations for the information ecosystem.

The Defense Department Fails Its Audit Again, But Officials Have ‘No Doubt’ It Will Eventually Pass 

This was the fourth time the Pentagon completed an audit since it became a requirement in 1990. 

DIU Issues Step-by-Step Guide for Defense Stakeholders to ‘Responsibly’ Use AI

The framework is meant to promote transparency and accelerate the Pentagon’s adoption of trustworthy commercial technologies.

Lawmakers Dig for Details in Federal Response to Ransomware

Agency leaders said they aim to improve coordination among the many agencies with cybersecurity missions.

US, EU Join French President’s Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace 

The move is one of several recent actions the Biden administration has taken integrating cybersecurity into broader trade and national security issues.

NIST Seeks Feedback on Cybersecurity Labels for Software

The effort aims to create a user-friendly label to educate consumers about their purchases.

Facebook Can Sue Israel’s NSO Group, Appeals Court Says

The case against the NSO Group appears to scratch the surface of problematic commercial hacking tools sold at arms markets, which the U.S. government has only just begun trying to control.