Cybersecurity

Zoom or Not? NSA Offers Agencies Guidance for Choosing Videoconference Tools.

The agency weighs in on the questions federal employees and contractors should ask as they select collaboration platforms.

IT Modernization

One Thing Space Agencies Must Watch Out for Now: Cats

Operating a mission is a labyrinthian process from start to finish, with all kinds of checks and fail-safes along the way.

Ideas

COVID-19: The Unlikely Accelerant of IT Modernization

The current crisis ushers in the workplace of the future today.

CIO Briefing

Federal Spending on COVID-19 Doubles in Last 10 Days

The latest government spending data shows a major jump between April 13 and 23, up to $6.4 billion.

Ideas

Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution a Silver Lining? 

Dramatic disruptions like the coronavirus pandemic can lead to permanent shifts in how we work.

CIO Briefing

House Oversight Leaders Seek Childcare Payments and Other Help for Feds in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

In a letter to House leadership, Democrats unveil a laundry list of legislative proposals to assist federal employees and contractors during the coronavirus pandemic.

CIO Briefing

Spike in Federal COVID-19 Spending Flattens as Total Nears $3B

A separate analysis shows some IT modernization efforts booming while others are put on hold during the pandemic.

CIO Briefing

Coronavirus Response 'Likely' to Lead to IRS Backlogs, IG Says

Outstanding cases have already spiked due to shutdown, and now thousands of employees are home and not working.

Cybersecurity

Defense Department Details Rapid Increase in Teleworking Capacity That's Here to Stay

The department’s vast expansion is thanks to $10.5 billion in funding from the coronavirus stimulus bill.

Cybersecurity

CISA, U.K. Agency Issue Alert on Spike in Coronavirus-Themed Cyber Activity

It’s not just phishing and malware. Malicious actors also target known bugs in virtual private networks and other networking tools.

Cybersecurity

CISA Offers Ways to Lessen Lag for Teleworkers Without Sacrificing Security

The temporary guidance outlines options and best practices for agencies to follow during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cybersecurity

NASA Warns Employees of ‘Exponential’ Increase in Cyber Threats

The Office of the Chief Information Officer sent a memo detailing how teleworking employees can protect agency systems. 

Cybersecurity

The Pentagon Is Using Zoom. Is it Safe?

Experts say the ubiquitous videoconferencing tools bear some risk of accidentally exposing mundane details, and even inviting a new wave of deep fakes. But the risks can be managed.

Ideas

Preventing Remote Workers from Being Sitting Ducks

Unlike workers in other industries, most federal workers have largely conducted business within the four walls of their agency.