IT Modernization

U.S. Courts Still Suffer Poor IT Management Following 2020 Breach, Watchdog Finds

A U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report indicates insufficient IT workforce planning and management at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, following the office’s 2020 system breach.

IT Modernization

Top Republican to 'Seriously Consider Pulling the Plug' on VA's New EHR System

The ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee plans to introduce legislation before the end of the year to address deficiencies in the rollout of the new Oracle-Cerner electronic health record system.

IT Modernization

FITARA 14 Sees Just One Overall A and Stagnant Grades

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard did reveal continued struggles in the cybersecurity and Networx transition. 

Cybersecurity

Human Rights Advocate to Congress: Stop Federal Procurement of Commercial Spyware

The Intelligence Authorization Act, which recently cleared committee in the House, empowers—but does not require—the director of national intelligence to bar such acquisitions.

Data

DHS Cleared After 2021 Exposure of Terrorist Watchlist Data

The agency’s Office of the Inspector General found that the Department of Homeland Security has ways to safeguard and share sensitive data and properly acted once it learned about the alleged exposure.

Policy

GAO Offers Options for Improving U.S. Semiconductor Supply

The prioritization of semiconductor goals—such as protecting national security or improving economic competition—determine which option will prove most important.

Ideas

Pass the CHIPS Act

Two former senior defense and intelligence leaders lay out the case for Congressional action to help the U.S. semiconductor industry.

CXO Briefing

The Federal Government Plans to ‘Step Up Our Work’ on Monkeypox After WHO Declaration 

The Biden administration has faced pressure from lawmakers and others to do more on the outbreak.

Emerging Tech

Cryptocurrency Founder Convicted of Defrauding Investors of More Than $6 Million

My Big Coin founder Randall Crater was convicted of charges related to fraud and misleading investors over the value of his cryptocurrency.

IT Modernization

VA Senior Staffers 'Failed' to Provide Accurate Data on EHR Training, Watchdog Finds

An OIG investigation found that change management leaders’ lack of due diligence impeded assessment of the electronic health record system training process.

CXO Briefing

A Look At Tech Amendments In The 2023 House NDAA

The bill, which boasted several hundred amendments, has provisions that touch on cyber education, spectrum, and satellites.

Cybersecurity

Simple Cyber Reporting Will Enable Better Governmentwide Response, Lawmaker Argues

Sen. Gary Peters discussed how streamlined reporting to CISA can clarify the cyber threat landscape to all U.S. networks.

Data

Watchdog: CDC Needs Automation to Fix Clunky COVID-19 Tracking for Airlines

The Government Accountability Office said that outdated data collection habits result in difficulty contact tracing for COVID infections among airlines. 

Data

GAO: State Department Needs to Do More to Address IT Workforce Challenges

The agency does not have the necessary data to evaluate its IT staffing practices, according to the watchdog.

Cybersecurity

House Bill Tasks CISA With SolarWinds Report

A key lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee wants more details on what was breached and what was lost when the SolarWinds Orion platform was compromised in a supply chain attack.

Emerging Tech

CFPB Expands Technologist Hiring Program

A top agency official says the agency needs more technologists to help it achieve its core mission.

Policy

Regulatory Agency Issues First Document Addressing AI in Nuclear Operations

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants comments on its inaugural Artificial Intelligence Strategic Plan as more machine learning is introduced into the field.

IT Modernization

VA Electronic Record System ‘Not Yet Stable Enough’ for Planned Rollouts

The Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center now plans to deploy the Cerner Millennium system a month later than originally planned, with the year’s remaining rollouts pushed to 2023.

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