The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is actively focused on getting guidance out to agencies on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the Federal government, Federal Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO) Chris DeRusha said this week.
With a potential government shutdown looming over the horizon, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo warned lawmakers today of the “crushing” impact that a possible shutdown could have on the current work being done under the CHIPS and Science Act that passed last year.
Cybersecurity experts across the private sector expressed concerns today that a Federal government shutdown would have major negative impacts on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) ability to defend Federal networks and keep its critical cyber programs running.
The U.S. Army is looking to the private sector for ideas on proactive monitoring and critical vulnerability mitigation to shore up its software supply chain and improve the security of its thousands of software components and third-party libraries, principally through Software Bills of Material processes.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Council is calling on the agency to invest in technology that supports remote work, according to a new report by the panel’s workforce subcommittee.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a draft solicitation for its Secure, Performant, Reliable and User-Centered Experiences (SPRUCE) multiple-award contract for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to do better in mitigating the effects of restrictive practices by cloud service vendors – from choice of provider to the cost of cloud services – as it moves its data and software to the cloud.
Legislation introduced in the House today by Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., would amend the 2017 Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Reform Act to reauthorize the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for another five years – though 2030 – and make changes for agency repayments to the fund with the aim of keeping TMF sustainable for the longer term.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is calling on Federal agencies to send in their requests for special salary rates (SSRs) for typically hard-to-fill positions by Oct. 13.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee will vote on a bill Wednesday that would block prior marijuana use from becoming grounds for failing to hire someone into the Federal government.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned last week that the United States should expect to see an uptick in use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools that will help to bolster adversary tactics over the next year.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working with the Department of Labor (DOL) to develop a set of guidelines and applications for using AI technology to improve the government’s hiring processes.
As the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moves forward with modernizing its IT capabilities, a recent report from the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the IRS faces an uphill battle in transitioning to electronic records.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is creating a playbook that aims to clarify, facilitate, and encourage incorporation of cybersecurity into the Federal grant process.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced a proposed rule that aims to protect career civil servants against a controversial Trump-era Federal workforce policy known as “Schedule F,” which makes it easier to fire Federal employees.
As the adoption of AI technology continues to increase within the Federal government, academic and industry experts warned lawmakers this week that more needs to be done to ensure procurement of this emerging technology is done ethically and responsibly.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has faced a long, troubled rollout of its Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) program; however, leaders at VA healthcare facilities believe while the new EHR system is not perfect yet, it is their best option moving forward.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Eric Hysen as the agency’s first-ever chief AI officer, in addition to this current role as the DHS chief information officer.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Government Operations and the Federal Workforce Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday probing into Federal agency telework and productivity rates, and heard mostly upbeat stories from agency leaders on how pandemic-era telework policies benefited their operations.
NASA’s independent unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) study team released its long-anticipated first report on Thursday that urges the agency to take a more permanent role in the Federal government’s UAP research effort.
The rise of artificial intelligence offers exciting possibilities, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is warning that appropriate oversight will be critical to ensure AI technologies are effective.
The U.S. Army has begun assessments of its newly introduced networked command posts in the service branch’s existing network infrastructure, the Army said on Sept. 8.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) new Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Office is in the process of developing training and maturity models for Federal agencies, with an eye of releasing these resources in the new fiscal year (FY) to begin on Oct. 1.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., today took the Office of Management Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to task for what she characterized as their slow work in meeting statutory deadlines to create Federal government policies dealing with artificial intelligence technologies.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) held its third quarter Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC) meeting on Sept. 13, where members voted to approve a number of recommendations offered by each subcommittee to the agency, including one that could result in the creation of a national cyber alert system.