FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has appointed Sanjeev Purohit as deputy chief information officer (CIO) and acting chief technology officer (CTO) within the agency’s Office of the Deputy CIO and Office of the CIO and Chief Privacy Officer (OCIO).

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created a new website that aims at helping keep track of Covid-19 data from at-home tests.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled its “nutrition label” that will require broadband providers to display key information consumers want to know at the time of purchase: prices, speeds, fees, data allowances, and other critical information.

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cybersecurity

As government agencies continue to ward off an increasing number of cyberattacks, they are working to identify gaps and develop strategies to bolster their cyber resilience and maintain mission focus. These attacks, ranging from phishing attacks to ransomware attacks, are only increasing in scope and complexity. While adversaries’ methods may vary, their goals of doing harm are the same.

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A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., sent a letter to Senate Appropriators urging them to fully fund the CHIPS and Science Act in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations Bill to ensure the United States remains a global leader in innovative, emerging technologies.

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department of Energy (DoE) launched a call to action asking utilities and outage data companies to voluntarily share their data with the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide (ODIN) for better real-time, standardized, and transparent power outage data.

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted on Nov. 16 to approve two key Biden administration nominations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the first National Cislunar Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy on Nov. 17, outlining how U.S. S&T leadership will support responsible exploration and use of Cislunar space.

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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its 2016 draft “De-Identifying Government Data Sets” – a guidance of do’s and don’ts for Federal agencies to ensure that de-identified data cannot be re-engineered to reveal Americans’ sensitive information.

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For some Americans, their refrigerator recording them sneaking into the kitchen for – yet another – midnight snack, or their air fryer catching hushed voices in an intimate conversation might be a dealbreaker for a relationship with a smart device.

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Healthcare is changing rapidly, driven by IT innovation and mission needs. To keep pace and improve care delivery, government healthcare organizations should leverage industry expertise, says Omar Altalib, director of strategy partnerships and growth for Amazon Web Services (AWS). MeriTalk recently sat down with Altalib to discuss some of the thorniest challenges for healthcare organizations today: cybersecurity, IT modernization, and innovation.

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The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its long-anticipated zero trust strategy and roadmap outlining how the agency plans to fully implement a department-wide zero trust cybersecurity framework by fiscal year (FY) 2027. “What is significant about the strategy is that the strategy makes zero trust tangible and achievable while recognizing a dynamic and frankly, […]

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced on Nov. 22 the release of a new update on the agency’s Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) which helps state, local, tribal, and territorial planners protect technological infrastructure.

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Russian cyber forces have “underperformed” in their attempts to cripple Ukrainian networks, which has forced them to fall back on destroying the country’s critical infrastructure through kinetic means, which makes data centers both a digital and physical target, a top Defense Department (DoD) cyber official said last week.

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FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Nov. 18 published a new pre-production broadband service map that will be crucial in helping to decide where billions of dollars in Federal broadband assistance ends up being deployed.

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Despite deploying additional software tools to help bring more clarity to the agency’s accounting for assets and liabilities, the Department of Defense (DoD) said last week that it failed its fifth consecutive yearly financial audit.

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In the waning days of 2022 and with a Federal government newly focused on customer experience improvements, it’s mostly taken as a given that major financial benefit programs should have an online application portal that works for everyone.

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Senior Federal agency artificial intelligence (AI) and data experts talked about some of the hurdles that get in the way of moving AI pilots to more extensive production at ATARC’s Federal AI & Data Summit on Nov. 17. Dr. Heather Martin, who is acting director, Office of Plans, Programs, and Strategy, Directorate for Data and […]

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TMF

The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) is looking to invest in Federal agency IT modernization projects that can yield incremental and measurable progress over the shorter term, as well as over the life of the project, a fund official said last week.

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The Federal government needs to pay close attention to ethics and trust as it dives further into implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, said Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., at a Nov. 16 event hosted by the Information Technology Industry Council.

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The Department of the Interior – which is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure of offshore domestic oil and gas facilities – must immediately develop and implement a cybersecurity strategy to protect these facilities against growing threats, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report.

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