Dwight Weingarten

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Dwight Weingarten is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.
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With more people working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the need to secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as in-home wireless routers has become a topic of interest for the group tasked by Congress to shore up the nation’s cyber defenses. […]

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The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is looking to connect the dots across government to keep the country protected from cyberattacks, and to relay those threats in “plain English” to decision makers, CTIIC’s director said this week.






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With several primary elections taking place today and the general election less than six months away, the group tasked by Congress to make recommendations to improve the nation’s cyber defenses made several additional recommendations to secure the 2020 elections.






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As the first director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center prepares to retire, creating an Artificial Intelligence education program for the department is at the top of the list of priorities for his yet-to-be announced successor.






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As states shift their voting processes and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, another element of the process for states has been subject to change—Federal funding, an inconsistency that has caused local election officials to adapt on the fly.






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The Accreditation Body responsible for orchestrating the implementation of the Defense Department’s (DoD) new cybersecurity standard for contractors released two requests for information on May 27 as the organization looks to begin training assessors this summer.






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When the Department of Defense awarded a big artificial intelligence tech contract earlier this month, it marked one of the department’s first attempts at building its AI ethical principles into a request for proposals.






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The United States Government is requesting information about the use and cybersecurity management of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing services, which are critical to the Global Positioning Systems networks that the U.S. manages for use across the globe.






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