The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) is seeking industry input into the risks and benefits of generative AI to explore how it could integrate the emerging technology, according to a request for information (RFI).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) parent agency – said yesterday that only 571 of CISA’s 3,117 employees would continue to work through a government shutdown – meaning that 79 percent of the agency’s staff would be staying home until government funding is restored.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., is calling on the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review all Federal agencies’ cybersecurity policies for internet of things (IoT) devices to ensure they meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, as required by law.
Because data is one of the Federal government’s most valuable assets and a major driver for critical decision-making across numerous Federal agencies, several agency chief data officers (CDOs) said this week they have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to power the goals of data analysis and readiness.
Members of Congress are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take greater accountability for VA.gov’s recent technical problems that impacted the disability claims of thousands of veterans.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has set four public meetings of the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC) to develop recommendations on the secure adoption of cloud computing products under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Tech leaders from six prominent government agencies offered suggestions Tuesday for how they want to see the FITARA Scorecard categories improve, particularly when it comes to cybersecurity metrics.
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, said today that he and subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Mace, R-S.C., are working collaboratively to evolve the FITARA Scorecard categories.
A group of senators led by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, introduced legislation last week that aims to ensure that Federal technology and public-facing websites are fully accessible to all Americans.
Pat Flanders, PEO for Medical Systems and Chief Information Officer for J-6 for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), explained this week that emerging IT capabilities are allowing DHA to better serve its large global network.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on Sept. 20 warning about new and evolving threats from hackers utilizing Snatch ransomware.
The number two official at the Justice Department (DoJ) warned today that the pending government shutdown is “quite dangerous and quite irresponsible” in terms of the effect it would have on the nation’s ability to defend against cyber threats.
While Federal agencies showed an improving overall grading trend across a range of longstanding IT-related categories on the 16th version of the FITARA Scorecard released today, coming additions to the scoring category lineup could create a changed and perhaps more challenging landscape for overall grades on future scorecards.
One-third of the 24 Federal CFO Act agencies earned higher grades on the 16th edition of the FITARA Scorecard released today by the office of Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation.
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the new Hardware Bill of Materials (HBOM) Framework for Supply Chain Risk Management product from the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force.
Version 16.0 of the FITARA Scorecard is set for release on Sept. 26, to be followed by a roundtable discussion on the new agency IT scores led by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. – who is ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation – with participation from several large Federal agency representatives.
The U.S. Air Force has abruptly canceled a highly competitive cybersecurity tech solicitation worth at least $5 billion just before crossing the finish line due to an overwhelming number of proposals from the private sector.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released new guidance late Friday that directs Federal agencies to design and deliver a “digital-first public experience” through improved websites and digital services as they continue to implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience (IDEA) Act.
With the government on the brink of a shutdown as Congress remains at an impasse on funding beyond this weekend, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) formally initiated the process of preparing for a potential shutdown on Friday, Sept. 22.
While the news bread is still not quite baked on this one, check us out next week for all the details on new research from MeriTalk and Pluralsight that shows what Federal government cybersecurity leaders need to succeed in the ever changing cyber landscape.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is in the midst of a long-term campaign to modernize its operations to better service taxpayers, and the agency’s acting chief information officer (CIO) laid out three main priorities in that effort on Sept. 21 during an event organized by FCW.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released a new “handbook” for Federal agencies that encourages them to focus more on a job candidate’s skills as opposed to whether or not they received a certain educational degree.
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) issued a summary today of the top challenges facing Federal agencies, as identified by those agencies’ respective Offices of the Inspector General (OIG) – and once again IT issues headed up the list.
Although the Federal government has numerous programs in place to provide financial support to aid the deployment of high-speed broadband to unserved areas, industry experts told members of Congress on Thursday that they’re not getting the “biggest bang for the buck.”
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is turning to its industry partners for cutting-edge capabilities to support military platforms, according to a broad agency announcement (BAA) released Sept. 20 on Sam.gov.
Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced bipartisan legislation on Sept. 21 that aims to modernize and streamline the adoption of cloud computing technology in Federal agencies.
The U.S. defense enterprise is in a strategic predicament; the challenge for the Department of Defense (DoD) is no longer why or when innovation is needed, but instead how to innovate.