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Cloud city modernization

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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Cybersecurity cyber

Federal agencies are unprepared to confront and mitigate cyberthreats today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affair Committee Investigations Subcommittee determined in a report released today, recommending that agencies give CIOs more authority to make decisions on cybersecurity.






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Cybersecurity cyber

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft of a new publication offering additional guidance for securing Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in non-Federal systems, aimed at protecting high value assets from foreign adversaries.






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Budget Federal spending

The House Appropriations Committee released a second of five appropriations minibus FY2020 spending bills for Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.






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NIST

In light of the increasing ubiquity of data breaches, Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today recommending that Federal agencies should discontinue knowledge-based verification to strengthen their remote identity proofing processes and that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) should provide guidance in creating alternative identity proofing methods.






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Representatives from different Federal agencies at ACT-IAC’s Emerging Technology Forum today said that they are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), quantum computing, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to make strides in their work.






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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending its deadline to comment on a request for information (RFI) that seeks information on technical standards and other related tools to AI, through June 10, 2019.






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NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which undertakes a big chunk of the Federal civilian government’s pure science and research and promotes standards to drive U.S. innovation, has created a unified employee dashboard that gives their data-driven users the ability to see and obtain exactly what they need while driving a unified view for the NIST leadership team.






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A new memo released Tuesday, May 22, by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) updates the Federal identity, credentials, and access management (ICAM) policy, encouraging the use of more flexible solutions, supporting pilots for new authenticators, and requiring agencies to create an ICAM team.






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data privacy, people, personal data, binary

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a discussion draft version of the upcoming NIST Privacy Framework on Wednesday, May 1, with principles and practices aligned with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is in the process of creating a plan for developing standards and tools to support artificial technologies and are currently seeking information on helping NIST “understand the current state, plans, challenges, and opportunities regarding the development and availability of AI technical standards.”






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Cyber America Connected Internet of things

Senators and panelists across government and industry came to agreements, but also butted heads, about steps to take in strengthening Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity at an April 30 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Security Subcommittee hearing.






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EPA Environmental Protection Agency

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided an update on the 19 recommendations it made to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made in March 2018 and of those recommendations, the EPA has taken actions to improve on five of the recommendations as of April 2019.






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