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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.
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.

CIO Briefing

Digital Trends That Could Send Your Project Back to the Drawing Board

Are you ready to deliver services to customers who want to unplug from their digital lives?

Emerging Tech

You May Be Ready for Vacation, But Is Your Phone?

It takes more than making sure you have the right charger and cords to make your devices ready to travel.

Emerging Tech

FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town

The Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company to deliver commercial goods.

Cybersecurity

How to Build a Better Password Than ‘123456’

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre offers simple advice for people and organizations for more secure options.

CIO Briefing

IRS Is Catching More Phony Tax Refunds Before They Go Out

The agency is finding fewer fraudulent tax returns but is getting better at stopping payments on the ones it does.

Cybersecurity

GSA Adds Crown-Jewel Protection to Cybersecurity Services

The General Services Administration revamped Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Service offerings with high-value assets in mind.

CIO Briefing

Rep. Kelly: Shutdown Hurts Government’s IT Workforce

The shutdown will have long-term consequences on federal agencies’ recruiting and retention efforts, Rep. Robin Kelly said.

CIO Briefing

The Boldest Predictions for Federal Technology in 2019

More cyber brinkmanship and super smart artificial intelligence are just a couple forecasts industry leaders divined for the coming year.

CIO Briefing

The Pentagon Doesn’t Know All the Software on Its Networks—And That’s a Problem

The Defense Department faces “unnecessary” risk without a complete software inventory, according to the agency’s inspector general.

Cybersecurity

Poor Security Could Leave U.S. Defenseless Against Missile Attacks

The details of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system are vulnerable to inside and outside threats, the Defense Department inspector general found.

CIO Briefing

Congress Demands Answers on NRCC, Marriott Data Breaches

Strengthening the nation’s cyber stance was top of mind, with a new House Energy and Commerce Committee cyber report, and bills to improve connected devices and cyber education.