Federal Cloud Flag

With the increasing ubiquity of internet of things (IoT) devices and the vast expansion of the cyber attack surface that those devices create, National Security Agency (NSA) IoT Enterprise Functional Team Lead Arlene Santos is emphasizing the importance of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act reintroduced in Congress last month as way to address the cybersecurity concerns posed by rapid IoT device growth.






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As part of the recent White House executive order on artificial intelligence (AI), Federal agencies will see a push to use AI to improve citizen experience, and an increased effort to catalog investments in AI, said Dr. Lynne Parker, assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).






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Ajit Pai, FCC Commisioner

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on April 17 he will vote to deny an application by China Mobile Ltd. to provide service in the U.S., citing security-related reasons similar to those that led Congress to bar the Federal government from doing business with China-based network equipment maker Huawei.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on April 17 provided updates on specific recommendations regarding cybersecurity and IT acquisition for the General Services Administration (GSA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), respectively.






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Suppose that mid-way along the long, complex road to Federal IT modernization, an agency IT manager jotted down a wish-list for the most important big-picture elements of what the promised land should look like?






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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an update on April 17 on the 13 priority recommendations identified in April 2018 for the Department of Justice (DOJ) with facial recognition software still being a key area for required action by the agency.






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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) office released a draft solicitation for innovative solutions for automated broad-area search, monitoring, and analysis of anthropogenic activities – those related to human activity – within its Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program.






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GDIT Emerge 2019

Have you ever wanted a front-row view of the entire sweep of the Federal information technology ecosystem? From the emerging technology labs of Silicon Valley, to the household-name companies that underpin modern tech, to the most innovative government leaders who are putting the latest emerging tech to work in their environments?






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Boosting the use of cloud services may be the answer to expanding implementation of zero-trust models of cybersecurity across Federal agencies and departments, Education Department CISO Steven Hernandez said at an ACT-IAC meeting today.






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Imagine if every truck or car that ever wrecked or broke down on the roadways were just left there, rusting away with pieces scattered, while you and every other driver had to try to navigate around them.






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The Department of Interior (DOI) is seeking to let a single award, hybrid Time and Material contract to provide, operate, maintain, and improve its IRWIN (Integrated Reporting of Wildland-Fire Information) system in support of the agency’s Office of Wildland Fire (OWF).






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Malicious bots posing as regular users make up 30 percent of traffic to government websites – well above the overall average of 20 percent of web traffic for non-government sites – according to a report from Distil Networks.






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5G wireless infrastructure technology

Federal government officials warned about the risks and challenges of rolling out 5G wireless networks – particularly in terms of the threat China poses in its global advancement of 5G – and emphasized that use of public-private partnerships in developing America’s vision for 5G networks will be critical for ensuring network security and staying internationally competitive.






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The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), an industry group which advocates for laws to promote “more efficient and effective spectrum utilization,” announced April 16 that Cisco Systems, Swarm Technologies, and UTStarcom have joined the Alliance.






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The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at the University of California-Berkeley released a report on April 15 discussing the importance of improving cybersecurity awareness in underserved populations,  which face “higher-than-average risks of being victims of cyberattacks.”






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