According to a new report out from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday, the State Department has failed to fully implement its cybersecurity risk program and needs to take a number of steps to better protect its IT network and systems.
The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) announced two new investments today totaling over $9 million that will help the Department of Transportation (DoT) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to improve consumer protection systems.
With the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across the U.S. and around the world, the National Security Agency (NSA) is creating a new AI security center that will consolidate its existing AI security-related activities into a central effort.
As the Federal government approaches the near certainty of a shutdown late Saturday, agencies began issuing their respective contingency plans to their workforce – indicating which employees and services are deemed essential and which will be furloughed.
Officials from the health care and education sectors called on Congress Wednesday to provide better Federal aid to state and local governments to not only respond to ransomware attacks, but also to help prevent them.
Members of the House Small Business Committee heard expert testimony on Sept. 27 on a range of private sector solutions that the government could use to track down perpetrators of fraud against Small Business Administration (SBA) loan and relief programs during the coronavirus pandemic.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is continuing to increase adoption of its Login.gov service, reaching 38.8 million active users as of September and supplying service to 42 Federal partner agencies, according to new data from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that Federal agencies and critical infrastructure owners must do a better job at sharing information to tackle increasingly complex cyber threats.
During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing this week Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called for the creation of a legal framework to judge the use of foreign technology in the United States, especially if it originates from adversary nations.
With the 2024 elections right around the corner, senators warned about issues arising from the use of unregulated AI technology, and said they will aim to approve legislation creating AI “guardrails” on election security by the end of this year.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is looking to gain a better understanding of artificial intelligence so that the watchdog agency can audit the technology, as well as use it to organize its thousands of reports.
Defense Department (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Sherman said today that he is considering issuing strong, formal guidance to military service branches to get moving faster on the long-sought goal of reducing technical debt throughout the military and particularly on the IT and cybersecurity fronts.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) is seeking industry input into the risks and benefits of generative AI to explore how it could integrate the emerging technology, according to a request for information (RFI).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) parent agency – said yesterday that only 571 of CISA’s 3,117 employees would continue to work through a government shutdown – meaning that 79 percent of the agency’s staff would be staying home until government funding is restored.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., is calling on the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review all Federal agencies’ cybersecurity policies for internet of things (IoT) devices to ensure they meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, as required by law.
Because data is one of the Federal government’s most valuable assets and a major driver for critical decision-making across numerous Federal agencies, several agency chief data officers (CDOs) said this week they have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to power the goals of data analysis and readiness.
Members of Congress are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take greater accountability for VA.gov’s recent technical problems that impacted the disability claims of thousands of veterans.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has set four public meetings of the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC) to develop recommendations on the secure adoption of cloud computing products under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Tech leaders from six prominent government agencies offered suggestions Tuesday for how they want to see the FITARA Scorecard categories improve, particularly when it comes to cybersecurity metrics.
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, said today that he and subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Mace, R-S.C., are working collaboratively to evolve the FITARA Scorecard categories.
A group of senators led by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, introduced legislation last week that aims to ensure that Federal technology and public-facing websites are fully accessible to all Americans.
Pat Flanders, PEO for Medical Systems and Chief Information Officer for J-6 for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), explained this week that emerging IT capabilities are allowing DHA to better serve its large global network.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on Sept. 20 warning about new and evolving threats from hackers utilizing Snatch ransomware.
The number two official at the Justice Department (DoJ) warned today that the pending government shutdown is “quite dangerous and quite irresponsible” in terms of the effect it would have on the nation’s ability to defend against cyber threats.
While Federal agencies showed an improving overall grading trend across a range of longstanding IT-related categories on the 16th version of the FITARA Scorecard released today, coming additions to the scoring category lineup could create a changed and perhaps more challenging landscape for overall grades on future scorecards.
One-third of the 24 Federal CFO Act agencies earned higher grades on the 16th edition of the FITARA Scorecard released today by the office of Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation.