The U.S. Department of the Army has emphasized the importance of aggregating data into a virtualized and centralized capability to meet mission imperatives and the needs of its civilian and military workforce, according to an agency official.
The Biden administration released its much-anticipated National Cybersecurity Strategy today, with multiple focus points including continuing efforts to improve security in already-regulated critical infrastructure sectors, a high-level goal of shifting more security responsibility onto providers of tech products and services, and a robust focus on using “all tools of national power” to go after attackers.
The Office of the National Cyber Director’s (ONCD) long-awaited national cybersecurity strategy (NCS) – widely expected to be released publicly by the White House on March 2 – has one U.S. Cyber Command official looking forward to working toward an era of expanded international partnerships in the global cybersecurity fight.
Cybersecurity services provider CrowdStrike said today in its new 2023 Global Threat Report that the firm saw a sharp rise in cyberattacks on cloud environments, and upticks in China-nexus related attacks in 2022.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a brand new website, making tools easier to find for users and incorporating the former US-CERT website.
The director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is calling out technology manufacturers for failing to create tech products that put the safety of customers first, and is calling for a new secure-by-design, secure-by-default cybersecurity model.
The role that data plays in meeting the demands of the Biden administration’s agenda for enhanced diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) policies is substantial, but only part of the picture, Federal experts said during a Feb. 21 GovLoop webinar.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is making updates to key controlled unclassified information (CUI) cybersecurity standards for government contractors.
The U.S. Army is utilizing AI technologies to train its workforce and develop predictive AI models, a top U.S. Army official shared today at the Digital Transformation Summit in Reston, Va., organized by MeriTalk and ACT-IAC.
AI and IT work culture remain key areas for government to work on to enhance their customer experience going into the future, according to various government officials during the Digital Transformation Summit hosted by ACT-IAC and MeriTalk.
Department of Defense (DoD) military service branch components may be unaware of cybersecurity risks associated with operating their systems or storing data in authorized commercial cloud service offerings (CSOs) because service branch authorizing officials (AOs) have failed to review all required documentation, according to a recent audit by the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
As artificial intelligence technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is looking for feedback on whether or not AI can be listed as an inventor on a patent.
President Biden’s nominee to serve as the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Daniel Werfel, pledged his commitment today to members of Congress that cybersecurity will be a “top priority” of his if confirmed.
NASA is using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to design spacecraft and mission hardware that weighs less while simultaneously tolerating higher structural loads, the agency announced in a Feb 9 blog post.
Bob Westbrooks, who retired earlier this year as executive director of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), delivered a wholehearted endorsement on Feb. 9 of the enduring value of wide-scale telework practices that the Federal government turned to in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) finds that the nation’s top cyber risks for 2023 range from a patchwork of conflicting cybersecurity regulations to a shortage of trained cyber professionals.
The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has published new outlines with best practice ideas for Federal agencies when they are developing and structuring IT planning documents across a range of priorities.
The General Services Administration (GSA) on Feb. 8 launched an artificial intelligence (AI) challenge that seeks diverse and practical solutions to help Federal agencies provide the highest level of medical care. Prize money for the latest GSA AI challenge totals $100,000.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is experimenting with AI technologies to help with contract writing and other ways to speed up Federal acquisition processes, a Pentagon official said this week.
The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to release a cyber workforce strategy and implementation plan in the near future that will outline several initiatives for recruitment and retention of high-skilled cyber talent, said a Pentagon official during a Billington Cybersecurity virtual roundtable on Feb. 9.
With Federal government agencies approaching the three-year anniversary of the turn to widespread telework in March 2020, a senior official at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) explained this week that cyber hygiene measures for the remote workforce remain as important as ever in securing an expanded attack surface.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released guidance updating requirements for Federal website domains – including .gov or .mil website domains – and marking another critical move in delivering trusted interactions to the American people when they visit official government sites.
ChatGPT, the chatbot technology launched by OpenAI late last year to much fanfare for its ability to create highly realistic narratives, may also end up delivering advantages to hackers who need to upgrade their phishing email pitches, according to new research released by BlackBerry.
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the U.S. Department of State is not able to readily use International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) data to assess trends or risks related to the export of defense services.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is collaborating with the Department of Commerce to launch their latest 5G competition, putting up to $7 million on the table to accelerate the adoption of 5G wireless solutions, the DoD announced on Feb 2.
The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) has selected the Pentagon’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to lead the U.S. team in an annual cybersecurity challenge to enhance the skills of cybersecurity and IT experts. DISA has held this role for three consecutive years.
House Republicans this week requested more information from the Department of Energy (DoE) on a recent series of cyberattacks aimed at three DoE national laboratories to gauge the scope of the attacks, and the agency’s current cybersecurity posture.
As cybercriminals increasingly targeted specific people within organizations in hopes of breaking into networks, onboarding new information technology (IT) solutions to solve or mitigate cyber risks will not be enough to defend against sophisticated probing for weak links in the human capital chain.
The House voted 221–206 on Feb. 1 to approve legislation that would roll back Federal agency telework policies to their year-end 2019 levels, and require agencies to justify any future changes in telework policies through reporting to Congress.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-CA., is looking to introduce legislation to create a bipartisan committee to better understand the capabilities and impact of artificial intelligence (AI).