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CISA to Focus on Water, Education and Health Sectors Over the Next Year 

The agency contributed to the release of security requirements for the transportation sector this week and is expected to issue cross-sector performance goals for critical infrastructure companies’ voluntary adoption next week.

Biden Touts Launch of Student Loan Forgiveness Website

More than 8 million people applied on the beta version of the site over the weekend, officials said.

Federal Agencies Pledge Support For Biden’s AI Framework

Absent enforceability, public agencies and leadership plan on developing similar AI guidance and protocols to ensure accountable usage and design.

DOE Grants $400,000 to Professor’s Quantum Computing Research

The Biden administration has developed new partnerships in academia to advance such research.

Statistical Uncertainty Could be Problematic for Evidence-Based Policies, Study Finds

Certain privacy measures, as well as general data errors, can skew funding allocations derived from census information.

FAA Awards $231,000 in STEM-Outreach Grants

The grants will help three universities with STEM outreach for underrepresented students in STEM and aviation.

Traffic Overwhelms Student Loan Sites Following Biden’s Debt Relief Announcement

Student loan company Nelnet said providers received no advance warning about the White House’s loan forgiveness plan, contributing to confusion and site outages.

GDIT Snags $120 Million Contract to Modernize Student Aid Processing System

The Federal Student Aid Processing System supports more than 10 million students.

Unintentional or Evolutionary: How Digital Platforms Impact Future Jobs

Two technology catalysts have changed the workforce needs of both government and the private sector.

Federal Agencies Likely to Get New Cybersecurity Guidance ‘In Coming Weeks’

New top-level guidance—and requirements—are coming for managing software security risk at federal agencies

Report Reveals Surveillance Abuses In Educational Technology

The report was commissioned by Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Edward J. Markey.

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.