The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) issued a cybersecurity advisory on August 18 that warns about Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) that they say are “currently being exploited” against the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS).
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) points to the need for more workforce training on “soft skills” to fill jobs that are less likely to disappear due to tech-driven automation.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded SAIC a $319 million contract to support Air Operations Center’s (AOC) Falconer program with a reliable, secure, and modernized mission system to plan and conduct air operations.
The need to move away from the use of passwords as a primary mode of authentication and security remains one of the most important steps that government and private sector organizations can take to improve security and move toward zero trust security, according to Kenny Harrison, Division Chief of the Telecommunications Office at the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is looking to hire a director for its Cybersecurity Planning and Operations Directorate, located in the executive office of the President (EOP).
The Department of Energy (DoE) has named Brian Epley as its principal deputy chief information officer, a DoE spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
Dave Zvenyach will step down as director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization next month, the agency confirmed today.
The General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that the agency is increasing the ceiling of its Alliant 2 customized IT services contract by $25 billion, to a new ceiling of $75 billion.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Chief Information Officer Guy Cavallo said today that his agency’s work with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) login.gov technology for authentication and identity proofing is paying off in OPM’s continuing efforts to make enterprise-wide technology improvements.
The White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released new guidance that calls on agencies to relax some COVID-19 protocols by August 22.
The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) component has launched a fresh effort to gather insights into the current global artificial intelligence (AI) market, along with concerns about international AI policies, regulations, and other measures which may impact U.S. exports of AI technologies.
Government organizations worldwide are making a strong push toward adopting zero trust security architectures, and at a rate exceeding that of business organizations at last check, according to a new report from IT service management provider Okta.
The Federal government has come a long way with implementing zero trust security architectures, but Federal chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) hope the future of zero trust is “instinctive,” and something that is naturally baked into agencies’ programming.
The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) component has awarded three Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) totaling $341.5 million to Four Points Technology for cloud-related work.
Microsoft has disrupted a Russian cybercriminal group named SEABORGIUM from conducting further cyberattacks that have heavily aligned with Russian state interest.
The U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) is opening up a contest to highlight servicemember and civilian ideas, inventions, and processes aimed at finding new solutions to military problems. The contest, called Innovation Oasis, is a “Shark Tank”-like innovation competition where USCENTCOM will select on October 12 the five best ideas with the greatest potential to improve operations, policy, or the lives of troops.
Dr. Lynne Parker, the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and director of the White House’s National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative Office within the White House, announced on Aug. 15 that she will be stepping down from her posts after six years of public service.
Implementation of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices – which involve applying software engineering to DevOps and operations problems – is working through a number of hurdles including training issues, government and private sector experts explained at an August 11 event organized by ATARC.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine; and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra for a briefing on what HHS is doing to help share cyber threat data with members of the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector – particularly in light of ramped-up ransomware attacks against the sector in recent years.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) has appointed Nicholas Skytland as its new chief technologist and director of the Business Development and Technology Integration Office.
Federal agencies need to adjust their cyber threat scanning protocols to ensure they are getting a full-scope analysis of possible risk factors within their networks, and are not just scratching the surface on risks, officials from the State Department said on August 11 at an event organized by Federal News Network.
President Biden is vowing to sign the Inflation Reduction Act this week after a divided House of Representatives on Friday approved the legislation that backers hope will help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rebuild its antiquated technology systems.
A new report from the House Oversight and Reform Committee calls for a whole-of-government plan to support state and local election officials amid an increase in election misinformation and disinformation.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is looking for information on commercial space-based data relay (SBDR) capabilities to improve satellite data availability and resilience.
The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is doubling the size of its Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, to $1.98 billion, NTIA said on August 9.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded almost $90 million to nearly 1,400 community health centers across the county to improve their data collection and reporting efforts.
The ability of Federal agencies to improve their cybersecurity – if at all – took center stage in the 14th edition of the FITARA Scorecard issued by the House Oversight and Reform Committee on July 28. The House Government Operations Subcommittee, on the same day, explored reasons behind the apparent void of agency performance data in a sometimes-contentious hearing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has spent ten years working on a new acquisition framework but still has yet to tackle central facets of how to implement the new framework – including identifying major programs that the framework will cover, integrating the new framework with the agency’s IT program, and addressing related acquisition workforce needs.