Federal CIO Suzette Kent this morning announced creation of the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy–a joint effort of the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Education, and the Federal CIO Council Workforce Committee–to kickstart the Federal government’s efforts to address gaps in the Federal cybersecurity workforce and help retrain Federal employees.
The Department of Homeland Security on Oct. 30 announced launch of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, which the agency said is charged with developing “consensus recommendations” to identify and manage risk to the global ICT supply chain.
Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, said today that the new update to Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) guidance will place even more accountability on department leaders and reflects an evolution in discussions between agencies and DHS.
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).
The Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) announced last week that it plans to conduct an audit into the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program – the Pentagon’s high-profile contractor cybersecurity program.
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.
The head of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) said Thursday that the Biden administration’s artificial intelligence (AI) executive order (EO) will be unveiled this fall.
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.