Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Want Spy Agencies to Help Secure Government Tech and Elections

The Intelligence Authorization Act would increase the IC’s involvement in a number of federal tech and cyber efforts.

Cybersecurity

Trump Issues Executive Order Over Tech Threats from Foreign Adversaries

The president directed the Commerce Secretary to establish when transactions could put national security at risk.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon ‘Matchmakers’ Aim to Keep U.S. Tech Firms from Taking Chinese Money

Defense officials hope to protect cutting-edge technologies by getting innovative firms funded by U.S.-friendly investors.

Cybersecurity

Senate Bill Would Train Federal Buyers to Spot Counterintelligence Threats

The goal is to reduce the risks of adversaries gaining entry to agencies through their supply chains.

IT Modernization

What’s Hot In Federal Tech, Per GSA’s IT Category Lead

Bill Zielinski, head of the Information Technology Category, shares the trends he’s seeing in federal IT through thousands of ongoing acquisitions governmentwide.

Cybersecurity

Federal CISO Wants To Move Beyond ‘Whack-a-Mole’ Supply Chain Security

Sweeping bans on Kaspersky Lab, ZTE and Huawei products were the right move, but Grant Schneider thinks the government needs a more scalable approach.

Cybersecurity

Report: Weaponized PDFs on the Rise

The form of malware is targeting mostly the United States and Britain.

Cybersecurity

China’s Cyber Prowess is Shaping How the Pentagon Buys

It's imperative for security to coincide with modernization, a Defense Department acquisition official said.

Ideas

3 Steps to a More Secure Federal Supply Chain

A self-assessment is the first step in understanding where potential threats may come from.

Ideas

5 Ways Mobile Tech Can Optimize the Federal Supply Chain

Mobile devices can process more data and deliver richer capabilities than ever before.

Cybersecurity

Justice Department Announces Indictments Against Huawei

U.S. officials say Chinese manufacturer flouted Iran sanctions, committed fraud, and stole robots.

Ideas

Understanding Today’s Mobile Software Supply Chain Risks

The reality is that supply chain risk is also a concern in the software frontier.

Cybersecurity

Senators to WMATA: How Will You Keep Next-Gen Metro Cars Safe from Foreign Tampering?

Four D.C.-area lawmakers are asking WMATA leaders to take supply chain and cybersecurity issues into account when buying the next series of Metro cars.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Set the Stage for the Privacy Debate

Congress also took up bills to upgrade the power grid, combat Chinese tech threats and punish robocallers.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Fight Chinese Tech Theft and Supply Chain Threats

The legislation would create a White House office to help the government punch back against economic espionage.

Ideas

To Reduce IT Supply Chain Risk, Watch for Insider Threats and External Attackers

True or not, Bloomberg’s recent "Big Hack" article should have agencies thinking about the security of their IT systems.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Considers Cybersecurity Certification for Its Contractors

It’s still unclear what would be required for certification or how much it would cost for businesses.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon is Spending Big on RFID Tech

The military is spending millions on RFID to track supplies, vehicles and other shipments, and recently exercised a second option on a $102 million RFID contract.