IT Modernization

Lawmakers Tell National Archives to Use Tech Modernization Funding to Fix Veterans’ Backlog

Congressional oversight chiefs want the National Archives to apply for funding through the Technology Modernization Fund.

Cybersecurity

DOD’s Supply Chain Security Should be Strategic Priority, Congressional Task Force Says

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force released six legislative proposals calling for less dependence on adversaries like China and improved supply chain visibility.

Cybersecurity

Commerce Secretary Highlights Cybersecurity Workforce Needs With $3B Initiative

Grants will be competitively awarded to state and local governmental entities, institutions of higher education, not-for-profit entities, unions and tribes. 

Cybersecurity

Senators Promote Cybersecurity Measures in Core Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

Congressional leaders of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission stressed a need to focus specifically on water treatment systems.

CIO Briefing

House Panel Advances Bill Providing Feds Paid Family Leave

Republicans question the methodology of a last-minute preliminary study by the Congressional Budget Office, despite the fact that CBO does not do full reports until bills are sent to the House floor.

Ideas

The State of Data Security in the Federal Government

Most agencies don’t have a solid grasp of what data they have or where it is located.

Ideas

Low- and Middle-Income Countries Lack Access to Big Data Analysis – Here’s How to Fill the Gap

Statistical infrastructure can help improve everything from health care to politics.

CIO Briefing

Zero Trust-Like Approach Needed for Microelectronics Industry, Former DOD Official Says

Onshoring doesn’t mean vulnerabilities associated with chips will be instantly mitigated, the official said.

Emerging Tech

White House Selects Former Fed as NIST Leader

Laurie Locascio was tapped to be the Commerce Department’s next Undersecretary for Standards and Technology.

Ideas

Changing How App Stores Operate Could Have National Security Implications

As Congress considers how to increase competition for app stores run by Apple, Google and others, it also needs to consider potential cybersecurity threats.

Policy

State Data Privacy Bills Growing More Widespread

Ohio lawmakers have introduced legislation to establish “data rights” for citizens. It follows Colorado, which passed a similar law last week.

CIO Briefing

GAO Issues Recommendations to White House Science and Tech Wing

This is the first time the Government Accountability Office has provided a priority recommendation letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Cybersecurity

Agencies Unveil Plans to Fight Ransomware—Including Paying for Tips

The State Department’s Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about attackers targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.

Emerging Tech

Billions in AI Investments and a New Deterrence Strategy Coming, SecDef Says

The Defense Secretary committed $1.5 billion over five years to the Pentagon’s artificial intelligence hub.

CIO Briefing

Bipartisan Calls to Regulate Facial Recognition Tech Grow Louder

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have concerns about increased use of biometric technology.

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