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.
Government tech execs at the Federal and state level offered advice and tips on how they are approaching the pressing need to recruit more data scientists into their organizations as reliance on data-centric technologies like artificial intelligence continues to grow.
How do you attack two big challenges for Federal agencies under the President’s Management Agenda – improving both customer experience and cybersecurity – with just one set of pilot projects focused on better device management? A good person to ask for advice on that front is Dr. Kelly Fletcher, who took over as State Department […]
A bipartisan group of 14 senators is asking the State Department for more information on the recent China-based cyberattack that exposed vital cloud servers and sensitive electronic communications of senior officials at the agency.
President Biden has nominated Stephan A. Lang to become the State Department’s U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, with the rank of ambassador.
The State Department is asking the tech sector for input as the agency looks to improve customer experience in the document operations of its Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA), and is conducting market research for a potential new contract opportunity in that area.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., plans to introduce new legislation that would address the State Department’s passport applications backlog that now stands at over three million, giving the agency more support in its efforts to trim down the backlog.
The State Department is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that would link the CL0P Ransomware Gang or any other malicious cyber actors targeting U.S. critical infrastructure to a foreign government.
Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who chairs the House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Government Operations and Federal Workforce Subcommittee, took to task Federal agencies with notable service backlogs – and the pandemic-era workplace norms that he says contributed to them – during a subcommittee hearing on June 21.
The State Department is looking to expand its cloud-based systems overseas, and is working to address some of the challenges that come with that effort, a State Department technology official explained on May 9.
The State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) has hired Adam Segal to lead the development of a U.S. International Cyberspace and Digital Policy Strategy.
On the one-year anniversary after its inception, the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy at the State Department is on track to accomplish its goal of having a trained cyber and digital officer in every U.S. embassy around the world by the end of 2024.
The State Department has named Laura Williams as the deputy chief information officer (CIO) for foreign operations.
The State Department has unveiled details of its plans to use $100 million of funding provided under the 2022 CHIPS Act to improve semiconductor supply chain security and international information and communications technology security.
The government watchdog agency is calling upon the State Department to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of capacity building efforts to aid foreign nations in combatting cybercrime.
Kelly Fletcher, chief information officer (CIO) at the U.S. State Department, outlined some of her key priorities for 2023 this year during a Feb. 16 online event organized by Billington Cybersecurity.
The State Department, in conjunction with other endorsing nation states, unveiled new artificial intelligence (AI) guidelines for military usage on Feb. 16.
The U.S. Department of State is preparing to roll out a minimum viable product (MVP) to digitize its procurement forecasting tool as a way to innovate internally for its customers and increase engagement with industry partners, an agency official said during a virtual event hosted by AFFIRM on Feb. 15.
The U.S. Department of State established a new office charged with understanding the critical and emerging technologies reshaping the world and its integral part of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy.
As the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wane in many places around the world, Federal agency leaders are sorting through lessons learned from remote work that can be combined with more traditional ideas with the aim of boosting efficiency overall.
The State Department has awarded Verizon a $1.6 billion contract to modernize communications infrastructure and provide IT services for the agency’s nearly 260 embassies, consulates, and other facilities across the globe.
Government officials from the Department of State (DOS), Energy (DoE), and Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed their visions for the future and top priorities pertaining to modernizing information technology (IT) within the Federal government.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of State (DOS) said that the agency has not been complying with the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA) in its latest report from late August.
The State Department is offering a cash reward of up to $10 million for information that can help link cybercriminal activities to foreign governments targeting American infrastructure, and in particular is looking to match a published photo of an as-yet unnamed individual with the “Conti” hacking group that operates in concert with the Russian government.
Implementing leading workforce practices is essential to successfully recruiting and retaining IT experts, and the U.S. Department of State has more work to do on that front, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) stated in a new report.
The Department of State is seeking feedback on its EVOLVE IT contract update, a contract vehicle for IT products and services, via a revised draft request for proposals on SAM.gov that sees the contract ceiling raised to $10 billion.