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Heather Kuldell

Managing Editor, Nextgov

Heather Kuldell
Heather Kuldell joined Nextgov in the summer of 2016 after working at Federal Times, C4ISR & Networks and 1105 Media publications. She started her journalism career at Creative Loafing, an altweekly based in Atlanta, Ga., and still appreciates proper fried green tomatoes.
Cybersecurity

CISA Offers Tips to Protect Data in Face of Evolving Ransomware Attacks

The cybersecurity agency warned attackers now threaten to sell or leak stolen data, not just render systems unusable.

CIO Briefing

GSA’s First Centers of Excellence Customer Touts $50M in Cost Avoidance

After three years, the Agriculture Department launched a cloud office, consolidated contact centers and stood up more than a hundred dashboards.

Cybersecurity

The Hack Roundup: Justice Department Confirms Email Breach

During an extraordinary day of unrest in the Capitol, here are the news and updates you may have missed.

Cybersecurity

Massive Hack Roundup: Microsoft Says Breach 'Not Espionage as Usual'

Here are the news and updates you may have missed.

Cybersecurity

What We Know About the SolarWinds Breach

The White House invoked Presidential Policy Directive-41 to coordinate a "whole of government" response.

Cybersecurity

Reports: Suspected Russian Hackers Breach Commerce, Treasury Departments 

U.S. officials are investigating what data may have been stolen and whether the hack is more widespread.

Cybersecurity

CISA, FBI Warn that U.S. Think Tanks Are in Hackers’ Crosshairs

The agencies share guidance for shoring up defenses in a remote work environment that can disguise attackers.

Cybersecurity

Contact Tracers Don’t Need Your Social Security Number or Bank Info, FTC Warns

A new text scam uses coronavirus-response efforts as cover to pump victims for financial information.

CIO Briefing

Government and Tech Conferences Alter Plans Due to Coronavirus

Here’s a list of conferences canceling, postponing or switching to digital-only events due to the outbreak. 

Cybersecurity

CISA Still Wants Your Thoughts on Its Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The agency wants feedback on how the government should accept unsolicited bug reports.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Is Searching for Domestic Drone Options

Acquisition chief Ellen Lord shared details about the Defense Department's efforts to spark a U.S. ecosystem for small unmanned aerial systems and counter technologies.

IT Modernization

Esper Recuses Himself from JEDI Cloud Contract Review

The Pentagon’s acquisition team will continue its review of bids submitted by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, as the department’s deputy secretary of defense takes over the process. 

Cybersecurity

Who Wants to Hack the Army Again?

Active U.S. military, federal civilians and individuals invited by HackerOne can participate in the service’s second bug bounty.