USPS Postal Service

Fraudsters are using the U.S. Postal Services’ (USPS’) Informed Delivery service to perpetrate a multitude of identity theft and credit card fraud schemes, according to an alert the Secret Service sent its law enforcement partners on Nov. 6. […]

Jerry Moran Senator

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., highlighted the benefits of broadband services for rural areas, and with Democratic control of the House coming in January, offered an optimistic view on the prospects of bipartisan broadband expansion legislation.






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military healthcare, veterans healthcare

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Technology Modernization met today to review the first 180 days of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program, with members of Congress anxious to see evidence of progress in the program and VA officials offering some details that point in that direction.






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Alex Measure, senior economist at the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)–who has developed and deployed an artificial intelligence application to help the agency analyze workforce health data–said on Tuesday that convincing agency leaders to pursue AI applications can be the toughest part of the development and deployment journey.






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Machine learning AI modernization

Federal agency officials said on Tuesday that internal work to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is picking up, but also cautioned that the still-experimental nature of those efforts makes it difficult to predict when products and services will emerge from them.






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DHS Homeland Security

The House late Tuesday approved long-pending legislation that authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to reorganize its existing National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) in order to create a new component agency–the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency–within DHS.






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With a new session of Congress–and a power shift in the House–looming in January, big tech companies are looking toward 2019 and possible new privacy legislation that will alter the shape of their business models.






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Federal Cloud Flag

The General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services Division on Nov. 9 issued a request for information (RFI) in connection with a market survey of firms that would provide “professional services” in support of the cloud.gov platform.






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GAO government accountability office

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report today recommending that four Federal agencies–the Departments of Energy (DoE), Health and Human Services (HHS), Justice (DoJ), and Treasury–take more than three dozen actions to comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements aimed at implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).






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OPM Office of Personnel Management
Capitol Washington DC Federal

The ability of adversaries to attack in cyberspace with low consequence creates the need to impose friction and leads to the tenants of defending forward and continuous engagement with adversaries in cyberspace espoused in the National Cyber Strategy and the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Strategy, said Rob Joyce, senior adviser for cybersecurity strategy to the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA).






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World globe trade

The United States, Russia, and China did not sign the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a global cyber pact, released Tuesday at Paris Peace Forum by French President Emmanuel Macron.






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Mobility
Department of Homeland Security DHS

During MeriTalk’s Data Center Brainstorm event on Nov. 7, Steve Rice, deputy CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, highlighted the importance of mobility and how improving access to mobile platforms can further the missions of DHS and its sub-agencies.  






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John “Jay” Gibson, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) first chief management officer (CMO), announced Friday that he will resign effective Nov. 30. Gibson stepped into the role in February 2018.






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identity management-min

A new report released today from One Identity found that Federal agencies lack basic elements of cyber hygiene. The study, conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by identity and access management (IAM) solutions provider One Identity found that “while agency leaders recognize IAM’s importance, the majority of agencies have yet to fully adopt recommended guidelines into their cybersecurity program and some even feel their current approach distracts from agency missions.”






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Capitol Washington DC Federal

This week, the House Veterans Affairs Committee will have its hands full with hearings on two major IT projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that have both recently been subject to scrutiny in the press and in Congress.






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Cyber America Connected Internet of things

As Federal agencies seek to incorporate an application programming interface (API) strategy into their IT modernization initiatives, a word of caution: make sure you have API-specific security integrated into your IT infrastructure.






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