DOD Announces Additional Funding for Science and Tech Research

The Supplemental Support for Research Trainees aims to offset disruption to PhD students’ scientific research initiatives caused by the pandemic.

Officials Work to Create a More Empathetic Government

Recent customer experience policy changes are ushering in more human-centered agency practices.

Education's CISO Anticipates FedRAMP Evolution for ‘Zero-Trust’ Alignment

The Education Department’s Chief Information Security Officer co–chairs the Federal CISO Council, a channel for the administration’s implementation of Executive Order 14028.

House Committee Approves Cybersecurity Training Bill 

The legislation advances in the House after clearing the Senate in March, and would offer new cybersecurity training to federal and state governments.

Schools Would Receive Funding for Cyber Education Programs Under Bipartisan Bill

The proposed Cybersecurity Grants For Schools Act of 2022 establishes mandated federal grants to schools to promote cybersecurity education. 

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill To Retain Foreign STEM Talent

A companion bill aims to help immigrant STEM students stay and work in the U.S. to improve the nation’s standing in advanced technological fields.

White House Unveils New Quantum Sciences Education Initiative 

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy aims to foster the next generation of talent in quantum information sciences to match growing demand. 

DHS Expands Fields of Study In STEM Training Program 

The 22 new fields of study have been added to the STEM Optional Practical Training program in a bid to keep U.S. science and math education competitive.

The (Long) Waiting Game to Get My Student Loans Forgiven

The student loan forgiveness process for public servants is a disaster. After almost five years, I’m still waiting to have all my loans forgiven.

Senators Urge Better Cyber Protection For K-12 Schools

A recent Government Accountability Office report dove into how virtual classrooms are increasing vulnerability to ransomware and other cyber threats.

College Cost Calculators Aren’t Precise, but They Could Easily Be Made Better

College expenses determined by net price calculators can vary by an average of $5,700.

Education Department Updates Rules and Criminal Penalties for Accessing Agency Data

A new filing updates the department’s policies on who can access IT systems and data, as well as the fines and prison terms for unauthorized access or failing to secure data.

Billions of Federal Dollars to Close Broadband Gaps are About to Start Flowing

The FCC has launched a program that provides $50 subsidies to help households pay internet bills and also approved rules for a $7 billion fund for libraries and schools.

Existing Agency Threat Hunters Welcome CISA’s New Authorities 

For the Department of Education, proactive threat hunting means not just taking down questionable URLs but buying them up.

Common App Announces Changes to Create More Inclusive College Application Process for LGBTQ+ Students

The Common App board announced it will reframe its sex and gender questions, barriers to higher education LGBTQ+ people face.