Industry

White House Launches Supercomputing Consortium to Fight COVID-19

Scientists are tapping supercomputers to learn more about the novel coronavirus.

White House Updates Contracting and Technology Guidance for Federal Agencies  

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Veterans Affairs Department got a greenlight to rehire experts and the Justice Department clarified its stance on working in states with shelter-in-place orders. 

Regulators Say Maritime Industry’s Pandemic Plans Can Skip Cybersecurity Details

The Coast Guard stresses new guidance adds flexibility for compliance with existing security planning requirements.

Government’s Maximum Telework Policy Overlooks Contractors

Industry association pushes for the administration to issue guidance for flexibility and greater use of contractors during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Government Partnership Offers Cash Prizes for AI Tools That Support Coronavirus Research

A new open research database and artificial intelligence challenge will help the U.S. crowdsource its pandemic response.

Solarium Cyber Report Recommends New Government Structures, Major Policy Overhauls

Nonpartisan group recommends a new bureau to track cybersecurity metrics across government and the private sector.

Defense Firms Limit Travel, Adapt As Coronavirus Spreads

Singapore’s air show was a “ghost town,” but so far, the organizers of big U.S. trade shows are pressing ahead with their events.

Government and Tech Conferences Alter Plans Due to Coronavirus

Here’s a list of conferences canceling, postponing or switching to digital-only events due to the outbreak. 

Key Defense Supplier Hit by Ransomware

The hackers also allegedly stole sensitive documents from Visser Precision, which makes parts for Lockheed, Boeing, and SpaceX.

Will Flying Cars Help the US Beat China? The Air Force Hopes So.

Service officials say giving American manufacturers first-mover advantage is just as important as the military benefits of vertical-lift buses.

Taxing Internet Ads Could Raise Lots of Money, but Doubts Persist

Maryland could be the first in the nation to tax online ads.

Industry Offers Quick Fixes For Major Pain Points In Security Clearance Process

The background investigations backlog and wait times are down, but contractors still see hurdles in getting people cleared for sensitive work.

NIST Expects to Create Privacy Guidelines for Smaller Organizations

National Institute of Standards and Technology Director Walter Copan offered insights in how the agency’s privacy framework came together and its future.

MITRE Piloting Evaluations to Validate Cybersecurity Firms’ Protection Claims 

The group will assess which firms can best detect and defend from adversaries that target banking transfers and ATMs.

VA Reveals Industry Partners for First 5G-Enabled Hospital

Through early adoption, the Veterans Affairs Department aims to help the entire health care industry visualize, access and co-develop 5G’s full potential.

Coronavirus Is a Data Time Bomb

It will be a long time before we understand what the outbreak did to the global economy.