We tend to think of international cyber attacks as a new phenomenon: threats only created by recent mass digitalization. But, in reality, they have been around since the Cold War. Back in 1982, the CIA accessed the control system for a Soviet gas pipeline and triggered a massive explosion. At the time, such events were known as ‘logic bombs’. […]

Kevin Cox is Jon Snow in the war against cyber threats–for the cyber night is here and full of terrors. And, winter isn’t coming–it’s already here. As Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) rounds out phases I and II, our government needs automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to hold back the ugly cyber hoards. AI, ML, and cloud are the dragons, dragon glass, and Valyrian steel that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to combat the hacking white walkers. Okay, so how to separate fact from fairytale?






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Federal agencies have a data problem. Data that was traditionally inside four walls is now everywhere. Employees and vendors access it from all kinds of devices, located in all kinds of places, making it increasingly challenging for security teams to see what those users are doing with that data.






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With an increasing attack surface resulting in millions of new threats every year, partially updating C&A documents every six months, re-mediating a few Plan of Action and Milestones, and updating all docs every three years, won’t, and doesn’t, keep the bad guys out of Federal networks.






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With the need for secure, reliable communications at an all-time government high, the solutions on EIS aren’t just in the “nice to have” category, they’re things your office “must have” if it is to continue meeting critical missions well, says Steve Boberski of Collab9.






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In the second article in a series about the most important technology trends, Tom Soderstrom of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory focuses on the key technologies that will deliver maximum benefits, especially when used together.






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In a new series, Tom Soderstrom, the CTO at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the future of technology: how work evolves, key technologies, and how to engage the next generation.






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Since reorganization is a perennial issue in the Federal government, one would expect substantial academic literature to exist on this matter, according to Alan Balutis. Almost nobody has asked the question: What difference have these reorganization plans and executive orders made? How have they been implemented and with what results?






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