Cybersecurity

Finance Sector Deals Latest Blow to Cyber Solarium Construct Teetering in NDAA

Congress will return from the August recess faced once again with the challenge of building cybersecurity policy for private providers of critical infrastructure faster than industry can tear it down.

Emerging Tech

NOAA and Saildrone Launch Several Hurricane-Tracking Surface Drones

The agency uses drones to collect hurricane data and help improve hurricane weather forecasts.

CXO Briefing

These Are the Agencies Federal Employees Are Leaving at the Highest Rates

After jumping during the pandemic, the government's overall attrition rate has stabilized.

Cybersecurity

NIST, CISA Finalizing Guidance for Identity and Access Management Post-SolarWinds

The epic intrusion campaign has turned up the brights on vendors providing authentication services, but agencies will still need to be actively engaged for effective implementation.

Cybersecurity

Biden Administration Looks to Jumpstart Cyber Training

At a White House event, the Labor and Commerce Departments announced a 120-day apprenticeship sprint to offer pathways into cybersecurity jobs.

Cybersecurity

NIST Revises Cybersecurity Guidelines Specifically for HIPAA

NIST will accept comments on the updated draft publication regarding HIPAA’s Security Rule until September 21. 

Data

FCC Chief Highlights Enforcement Activity as Lawmakers Advance Privacy Legislation

The Energy and Commerce Committee reported bipartisan legislation to the House floor that would significantly curtail the commission’s authority in the space.

Cybersecurity

NIST Selects 12 Companies for Implementing Post-Quantum Cryptography 

Officials leading a standardization effort—based on four winning algorithms—are relying heavily on industry for success.

Emerging Tech

USPTO Works to Modernize Patent Processing with AI

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office widened its developer talent pool with open source coding challenges and an international presence. 

Cybersecurity

NIST Identifies 4 Quantum-Resistant Encryption Algorithms

Federal researchers are one step closer to protecting U.S. data from quantum computing decryption capabilities.

CXO Briefing

Updated Digital Forensics Database Speeds Criminal Investigations

NIST’s expanded, more searchable database will help law enforcement find incriminating data in electronic media.

Emerging Tech

New Supercomputers Take Over NOAA’s Weather Forecast Models

The twin supercomputers, developed and operated by General Dynamics Information Technology, are among the 50 fastest supercomputers in the world.

Policy

Government Leaders: Export Controls, Public-Private Partnerships Key To Safeguarding U.S. Tech Development

Reps. Jim Himes and Brad Wenstrup joined Commerce Undersecretary Alan Estevez talking about the national security implications hinging on the U.S.’s leadership in emerging tech innovation.

Policy

Bipartisan House Reps. Call for Renewal of Tariff Moratorium on Digital Goods

As leaders convene for the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Conference, Congress asked U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to renew the moratorium on tariffs on electronic transmission.

Cybersecurity

DOD Recommends NIST Align Frameworks for Cybersecurity Risk Management

An effort to update the framework for securing critical infrastructure from cyberattack is coming face to face with issues that have plagued the Commerce agency from the beginning.

Cybersecurity

Why Commerce Went Against Microsoft on Rule to Control Cyber Exploits

The rule aims to prevent certain countries—most notably China—from receiving U.S. exports that could advance their intrusion and surveillance technology.

Cybersecurity

CISA, DOD Report Gaps for Agencies Assessing 5G Security Risks

Agency officials identified a lack of guiding standards for determining and mitigating risk from certain implementations of the technology and advised agencies to proceed with caution, employing penetration tests accordingly.

IT Modernization

Biden Administration Launches New Component To Internet Expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

Emerging Tech

NIST Report Documents Success In Commerce’s Technology Transfer Initiative

A new report showcases how three federal agencies submitted technology research—like patents and papers—that can have a mainstream impact.

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