Identity

Technology Transformation Acting Director Talks Service’s Business Model and Future

Bob De Luca, the acting director of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service joins Nextgov to talk about how the program stays competitive, lessons from COVID-19 and what the next director needs to know.

TSA’s Looking to Rapidly Verify Passengers Without Biometrics or Physical IDs

Prior to the pandemic, hundreds of travelers would attempt to pass through security checkpoints each day without identification.

DISA to Release Zero-Trust Model This Year

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton said the Defense Department must take a data-centric approach to protecting its networks.

Preventing Cyberattacks in Government Supply Chains

Stolen credentials remain the No. 1 hacking tactic used by malicious actors to gain access to “secure” networks and wreak havoc within organizations—and potentially up the supply chain.  

Why Government Needs to Move Quickly to Zero Trust

Most experts agree that the best path forward would be zero-trust networking, although the concept is defined differently depending on who you happen to ask.

Amid COVID-19, Government Seeks Virtual Summer Interns

Virtual internships with the government are a possibility for students.

Social Security Wants a New Way to Manage Access for 330 Million Americans

The agency is considering overhauling its identity credential and access management, or ICAM, system to manage secure access for all users.

Managing User Access Is a Crucial Step in Securing Federal Organizations

Agencies must make sure they leave no security gaps when employees join or leave.

Government’s Annual Cyber Report Shows Improvements Across the Board

Agencies received lower scores for holding contractors responsible for privacy requirements.

Weeding Out Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Just Became More Difficult

Millions of out-of-work Americans are filing for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic and fraudsters are using the unprecedented crush of filings to take advantage.

Why We Adopt and Then Ditch Online Security Tips

“It can be challenging to follow through with a particular piece of advice, and sometimes experts conflict with each other in providing advice,” a researcher said.

New Government Technology Could Herald Our New Normal

Perhaps we can get back to something akin to normal but in a safer way.

COVID-19 Should Prompt Enterprises to Move Quickly to Zero Trust 

While implementing zero trust architecture during this period of coronavirus-caused disruption is unlikely, agency leaders can take some steps to build some of the foundational capabilities necessary.

Real ID Deadline Postponed Due to Coronavirus

President Trump pushed back the Oct. 1 deadline that would have required Americans to have Real ID compliant driver’s licenses and other identification cards in order to board an airplane.

3 Essential Steps to Help Ensure Data Protection in the Mobile Workforce

Federal agencies can protect their most valuable assets by taking security measures at multiple touchpoints.

CISA Director Pushes to Discontinue Social Security Numbers as Identification

Industry is eager to promote alternatives and improvements for digital identity.