Government’s Kaspersky Ban Takes Effect

Pentagon, GSA and NASA contracts will now officially prohibit Kaspersky software.

White House Lays Groundwork for Improving Government Customer Experience

The Office of Management and Budget’s new Circular A-11 provides guidance to federal agencies in establishing customer experience frameworks.

4 Big Ideas in the DNC Hacking Indictments

The indictments show how complicated spear-phishing really is.

VA Creates Special Office to Direct $16B Health Record Overhaul

The House Veterans Affairs Committee also unveiled the lawmakers who will track the project from its new subcommittee.

The Chinese Government Likely Knew about Spectre and Meltdown Bugs Before the U.S.

Fixing hardware and software vulnerabilities requires global information sharing—and that includes U.S. cyber adversaries.

U.S. Needs a National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Lawmakers and Experts Say

The government is well-positioned to flag specific research areas that would have the biggest impact on national interests.

Defense Security Service Is Trying to Overhaul the Entire Security Clearance Process

And it turned to an alternative contracting method to find nontraditional background check companies and ideas.

Huawei Pushes Back Again on FCC Proposal That Would Hurt Its Business

FCC officials say the Chinese telecom poses a national security threat to U.S. networks.

Survey: Most Feds Who BYOD Do It Without Agency Approval

It’s hard for agency security officials to protect networks when they don’t know what’s connecting to them, experts say.

Trump Administration Considering Regulation as a Tool to Compel Good Cyber Behavior

Regulatory actions will join other tools, such as indictments and sanctions, in the U.S. effort to promote cyber norms.

For the Pentagon Management Chief, Reform Begins with Good Data

Pentagon Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson offers a view of the path to reform in an exclusive interview with Nextgov.

Congress Studies the 3 Rs: Re-org, Re-clearance, Reauthorization

The bill that would name and shame hackers that attack U.S. targets also advanced.

Banning Software Isn’t the Route to Cybersecurity, Nuclear Security Agency Official Says

The government should be focused on mitigating the danger any software can pose, rather than banning software from China and elsewhere, the NNSA CIO says.

Here’s What the White House’s AI Committee Will Focus On

The committee created two groups, one dedicated to machine learning and another for research and development priorities.

The Tech Industry Is Fighting Trump—and Mostly Losing

Legal opposition and strongly worded remarks could not defeat the president’s travel ban.

Only 6 Non-Federal Groups Share Cyber Threat Info with Homeland Security

The government’s big idea to bolster the nation’s collective cyber defense isn’t attracting private-sector participants.

What DOD’s Change In Cloud Leadership Means For Multibillion-Dollar Programs

The Defense Department’s management chief Jay Gibson discusses the evolving Cloud Executive Steering Group.

Bill to Reinstate and Elevate Top Cyber Diplomat Advances from Senate Committee

The Trump administration first removed the position, then combined it with State’s internet governance chief.