Small businesses are more likely to lack resources to build robust cybersecurity capabilities, but Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are looking to address that challenge with their recently introduced Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance Act. […]

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The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report for 2018 today, which found that cyber incidents cost $45 billion last year on a worldwide basis.  The report also emphasized that 95 percent of those incidents could have been avoided.






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) wants feedback on which Federal datasets would be most helpful to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, which datasets are difficult to access, and areas with gaps in data and model availability.






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In the wake of suspicions around a 2016 electronic poll book system malfunction in Durham County, N.C., senators are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take quicker action on election security incidents and share more information with the public.






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The Department of Commerce issued a request for information (RFI) for the Commerce CIO, Solutions and Partners (S&P) requirement, that supports the Office of Enterprise Services and Solutions (OESS) whose priority is delivering IT solutions.






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The Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is preparing to call for private sector technology pitches at “Solutions Meetings” that are planned for late summer and early fall in the northern Virginia area.






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IT leaders at the Federal, state, and local levels are looking forward to the adoption of artificial intelligence and automated technologies and expect to add automated capabilities soon. But many agencies are already using foundational AI technologies without recognizing it, according to a new study from MeriTalk.






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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated a Request for Quote (RFQ) to reflect its intention to procure commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) data subscription for blockchain ledger data.






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According to security researchers Chase Dardaman and Jason Wheeler, three security flaws in Zipato smart hubs can be used to unlock doors equipped with smart locks if the flaws are chained together.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced July 2 that it is seeking public comment on a draft plan titled “U.S. Leadership in AI: Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools.”






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Contradicting President Trump’s comments at the G20 Summit in Japan last weekend, the Department of Commerce has said today that Huawei Technologies remains on the Entity List and will continue to review licenses for exports to Huawei for their national security impacts.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in a July 2 report that poor contract change data management and monitoring in the General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) contributes to inconsistencies agency officials and industry representatives have found in the length of contract change processes.






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According to guidance issued by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), agencies can now use “Data Scientist” with the occupational titles of positions whose major portion of work is performing data science tasks.






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The U.S. Air Force announced in a press release the award to Accenture Federal Services of a Compute and Store agreement on June 21.






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