Cybersecurity

White House Official Briefed State AGs on Private-Sector Role Battling Ransomware

The deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging tech emphasized the responsibility of the private sector at home as President Biden prepares to work the White House strategy abroad.

Cybersecurity

Biden’s Nominee to Lead CISA Interested in Reforming FISMA

Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee pressed Jen Easterly and other key nominees on supply chain security and workforce challenges.

Cybersecurity

Biden Redirects Agencies on Securing Information and Communications Technology

A new executive order revokes bans on WeChat and TikTok but retains and adds to a Trump edict on U.S. tech, especially “connected software applications” tied to foreign adversaries.

CIO Briefing

Where’s the DOD IT Budget Breakdown?

The previous two administrations released separate DOD IT budget documentation going back to at least 2013, but the Biden administration has not yet done the same.

Policy

White House Presents Steps to Address Supply-Chain Problems

A new task force would examine issues that surfaced during the pandemic, including semiconductor shortages.

Emerging Tech

Biden’s R&D Budget Proposals Look to the Future Not the Now, Experts Say

The request includes spending that could considerably impact America’s scientific enterprise—and stakeholders are feeling cautiously optimistic. 

CIO Briefing

Contracting Community Welcomes Biden’s Budget Proposal

Groups see opportunities with the administration's cybersecurity, climate change and workforce innovation priorities.

CIO Briefing

Bipartisan Bill Would Elevate Federal Customer Experience

The legislation would also create a chief customer experience officer for the federal government.

Cybersecurity

NIST Will Build on Existing Software Development Framework to Meet Executive Order

The agency also shared how it’s thinking about defining “critical software,” which is to be prioritized under the order.

CIO Briefing

What the Biden Budget Includes for the Tech Workforce

The administration’s 2022 budget proposal continues efforts to bolster the federal IT and cybersecurity workforce.

CIO Briefing

Biden Budget Ups Request for Civilian Agencies’ Cybersecurity

The president’s funding proposal also puts numbers on the National Cyber Director’s Office and other priority cybersecurity areas.

CIO Briefing

Biden Budget Boosts Federal IT Spending

The request would add another $500 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.

CIO Briefing

The White House Teams Up with Dating Apps to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines

Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and others are offering incentives to encourage users to get vaccinated.

Cybersecurity

White House Advisers Consider Workforce Requirements for Critical Infrastructure Providers

The National Security Council asked the private-sector led National Infrastructure Advisory Council to focus a critical-infrastructure workforce study on cybersecurity and to speed delivery of its recommendations.

CIO Briefing

Biden Expected to Unveil Full Budget Proposal Next Week, Without a Permanent OMB Director 

A veteran Capitol Hill staffer has been serving as the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget. 

CIO Briefing

Committee Moves Cabinet-level OSTP Director Nominee to Full Senate

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to report Eric Lander’s nomination favorably, though Republican members were split.

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