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National Science Foundation Seeks Feedback on Major Cyber Research Priorities Update

The previous version of the plan focused on incentivizing private sector research and expanding diversity in the cyber workforce.

Trump's Space Force Faces an Uncertain Fate

Congressional lawmakers, including Republicans, were skeptical of the idea long before the midterms.

Draft Federal Data Strategy Too ‘Unwieldy’ to Implement, Stakeholders Say

Stakeholders who use, generate and rely on federal data got a chance to speak directly to fellows working on the strategy set for release next year.

White House Expects to Hold Steady on Tech Policies Despite House Flip

But House Democrats plan to fight for online privacy, net neutrality regulations.

Administration’s Shared Services Push Starts In Familiar Place: Payroll

Officials said the NewPay payroll and work schedule system will be a case study for rolling out other shared services across government.

Americans Trust Government More than Tech Companies to Combat Election Influence Ops

A survey found that U.S. adults think it’s highly likely some nation will try to interfere in the midterms and aren’t confident government or industry can stop it.

White House Sets Deadlines for Agencies to Protect Their Digital Crown Jewels

The new guidance also requires agencies to justify buying cyber monitoring tools that aren’t vetted by Homeland Security.

Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Will Flop Without Quality Data

The government’s AI adoption must go hand in hand with improvements to data management, Suzette Kent said.

Official: Upcoming Data Strategy Shouldn’t Mean More Work for Feds

The strategy’s action items will focus on how agencies can make better use of the data and programs already in place.

About One-Fourth of Government Web Domains Still Lack Top-Level Encryption

The most recent deadline for government sites to be HTTPS-protected passed in February.

Tech Modernization is About Cybersecurity, Federal CIO Says

Security requires a modern tech architecture, CIO Suzette Kent said.

USDA Saved Millions So Far Due to Centers of Excellence

The Agriculture Department has avoided $26 million in spending due to the first phase of its modernization effort.