Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., ranking member of the full House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced two new bills this week aimed at addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) failures in IT modernization.
Good communication plays an outsized role in how highly federated government agencies – those with numerous component parts – will be able to implement different approaches to zero trust security rather than pursue one-size-fits-all policies, Federal government officials said today at ATARC’s Zero Trust Summit event in Washington.
The State Department has named Laura Williams as the deputy chief information officer (CIO) for foreign operations.
United States Digital Service (USDS) Director of Engineering Maya Israni said today that the biggest challenges her team sees Federal agencies encounter when it comes to IT modernization are resources, people, and appetite.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on March 22 that it is gathering data on the U.S. cloud computing market and its service providers to get a better handle on the market power of providers, their impact on competition, and “potential security risks.”
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) is looking to industry for help to quickly prototype an on-premises centralized network control plane to help manage a large collection of hybrid and multi-cloud environments as the agency moves forward with contract awards for its $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) project.
A top Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) official said this week that generative AI – like ChatGPT – will alter the threat landscape by making it easier for adversaries to produce high-quality phishing capabilities and ransomware campaigns.
As the NSA is gearing up to hire about 3,000 new employees some of the officials in the agency warned that there will be volume and skills challenges ahead of this endeavor.
Sharon Woods, the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Computer Center (HaCC), today emphasized the three components that have led the HaCC to be the Department of Defense’s (DoD) provider of choice for cloud and hybrid environments – the customer and their mission, optionality of services, and ease of adoption.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) released new guidance on March 21 that offers system administrators best practices for identity and access management (IAM).
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) is proposing to create national security “guardrails” for the CHIPS Incentives Program to ensure that technology and innovation funded by the CHIPS and Science Act are not used for malign purposes by adversaries of the U.S. and its allies.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Accenture Federal Services an IT infrastructure operations and modernization contract totaling $380 million.
The?Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said late Wednesday that it has accepted in whole or in part 29 recommendations put forth by its Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC), which was created to provide cybersecurity recommendations to CISA Director Jen Easterly.
Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced a pair of bills this week that would create civilian cyber reserve pilot programs in both the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS).
The Department of Defense (DoD) sees limiting cloud service sprawl and increasing interoperability as top priorities in modernizing the agency’s technology enterprise, and the looming $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contracts as vital to that effort, a top Pentagon tech official said on March 21.
The Director for Cyber Policy and Programs at the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) said this week to be on the lookout in the coming weeks for ONCD’s formal implementation plan on the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS).
U.S. Digital Response, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps government organizations respond quickly to critical public needs by pairing them with pro-bono technologists, has named Hillary Hartley chief executive officer.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville today voiced his support for the Army’s use of augmented reality (AR) headsets, saying the service branch needs to “be persistent” with them in order to transform how soldiers operate on the battlefield.
While the widespread advent of quantum computing – and the concerns that it poses especially to current day cryptography and the cybersecurity technologies that rely upon it – may still be years away, a top Federal cybersecurity expert is mapping out three steps that organizations should be taking now to prepare.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed more than 1,400 recommendations for modernizing and realigning its health care infrastructure, but a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is finding gaps in the data VA used to inform the recommendations.
A top Energy Department (DoE) official said this week that while DoE doesn’t have a full quantum computer built yet, the work is ‘already underway’ for the department to start putting the pieces together today.
The security clearance process for the Federal government is about to get a modern look, Federal officials announced during a March 20 webinar hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking more information on acquiring a digital mobile application for its employees that is dedicated to mental health.
The State Department has unveiled details of its plans to use $100 million of funding provided under the 2022 CHIPS Act to improve semiconductor supply chain security and international information and communications technology security.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly today announced the appointment of new members to the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC), who will help advise her on policies and initiatives to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity posture. The announcement comes just in time for the committee’s next meeting, which will be held virtually tomorrow, […]
The Department of Defense (DoD) has fallen behind the private sector in recruiting civilian talent and it has no solid strategy to catch up, according to a March 17th Defense Business Board (DBB) study.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released the final request for proposal (RFP) for a potential 10-year, $60.7 billion contract for IT services and solutions.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued new implementation guidance to agencies for the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program that was signed into law last June.
The U.S. Access Board has elected Gregory Fehribach as its new chair, and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Katy Kale as vice chair.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – which has been much in the news in recent weeks due to banking sector turmoil – has more work to do to improve security of its user identification and authentication technology, according to the agency’s inspector general.