Federal CIO Suzette Kent this morning announced creation of the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy–a joint effort of the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Education, and the Federal CIO Council Workforce Committee–to kickstart the Federal government’s efforts to address gaps in the Federal cybersecurity workforce and help retrain Federal employees.
The Department of Homeland Security on Oct. 30 announced launch of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, which the agency said is charged with developing “consensus recommendations” to identify and manage risk to the global ICT supply chain.
Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, said today that the new update to Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) guidance will place even more accountability on department leaders and reflects an evolution in discussions between agencies and DHS.
The Department of Defense (DoD) on Sept. 20 announced its first set of awards under the CHIPS Act totaling $240 million to establish eight microelectronics commons innovation hubs.
With the near-universal reliance on Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies for communications applications also posing a range of potential security challenges, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has announced plans for a new testing program to evaluate how well GPS systems do against spoofing and disruption exploits.
A report released by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) on Sept. 19 argues that Congress should take another look at legislative recommendations published by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission to shore up U.S. cyber defenses and decide whether to enact them.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee passed the Safe and Smart Federal Purchasing Act of 2023 on Wednesday in a unanimous 43-0 vote.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a new report looking to wrangle the different avenues in which the Federal government and its agencies report cyber incidents in a more ‘reportable’ fashion.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee today favorably reported the CURE Act to the House floor by a vote of 30-14. The bill would block prior marijuana use from becoming grounds for failing to hire someone into the Federal government.
A bill that would reauthorize the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) through 2030 drew wide bipartisan support today at a House Oversight and Accountability markup session, passing unanimously by a vote of 43-0.
Following up on efforts that began in May of this year, the General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Labor (DoL) have expanded their partnership to now offer all states the opportunity to use Login.gov to help improve access, decrease fraud, and increase security in the delivery of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
As AI technologies are increasingly used to create deceptive content, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly said on Tuesday that Americans can remain confident in U.S. election infrastructure, but also warned that the information environment is at risk.
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) is turning to industry partners to help support the agency’s initiative to modernize and transform its data centers into hybrid cloud centers.