Sharon Woods, the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Computer Center (HaCC), today emphasized the three components that have led the HaCC to be the Department of Defense’s (DoD) provider of choice for cloud and hybrid environments – the customer and their mission, optionality of services, and ease of adoption.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) released new guidance on March 21 that offers system administrators best practices for identity and access management (IAM).
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Accenture Federal Services an IT infrastructure operations and modernization contract totaling $380 million.
The Department of Defense (DoD) sees limiting cloud service sprawl and increasing interoperability as top priorities in modernizing the agency’s technology enterprise, and the looming $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contracts as vital to that effort, a top Pentagon tech official said on March 21.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed more than 1,400 recommendations for modernizing and realigning its health care infrastructure, but a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is finding gaps in the data VA used to inform the recommendations.
The security clearance process for the Federal government is about to get a modern look, Federal officials announced during a March 20 webinar hosted by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
MITRE Corp., which operates Federally-funded R&D centers focusing on science and tech issues, said in a new survey this week that the Federal government would benefit from further empowering its chief data officers.
Health industry witnesses this week called for enhanced inter-agency collaboration – to include critical infrastructure sector participation – in order to mitigate cybersecurity risks facing the healthcare sector.
The Department of Defense (DoD) will soon roll out its first awards under the $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract, a spokesperson for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) confirmed to MeriTalk.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has named Joseph Wassel executive director, which the organization regards as the equivalent of its chief executive officer.
The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) is calling for mandatory cybersecurity standards for the security and resilience of critical infrastructure assets, on the heels of the Biden administration’s release earlier this month of its national cybersecurity strategy that tacks in a similar direction.
There is a lot of data to go around at the Department of Defense (DoD), but one of the biggest challenges the agency faces is that not everybody has access to the data that they need, a Pentagon official said this week.
The Department of Defense’s cloud plan for 2023 is all about building out the tactical edge beyond U.S. borders, according to a top department official.
Nearly two years after the White House released its cybersecurity executive order (EO) that homed in on zero trust, Federal agencies are well on their way to completing their zero trust maturity journeys and are using the president’s guidance as an opportunity to modernize their systems.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced they will collaborate to bring more women into the cybersecurity workforce to bridge the gender gap.
For several years, the Federal government has been on a digital transformation journey to deliver frictionless citizen services, enhance workforce efficiency, and empower secure innovation across agencies.
The Department of Defense (DoD) on Thursday rolled out a new cyber workforce plan which takes aim at the department’s workforce retention challenge – the task now is to effectively implement the enterprise-wide plan.
Witnesses at a House Oversight and Accountability subcommittee hearing on March 8 urged lawmakers to be proactive about artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and establish guidelines and protections so that AI-based systems are developed and deployed responsibly.
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies holds great promise to improve the lives of millions of Americans yet also pose risks that include biased application and potential misuse by foreign adversaries, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., said on March 8.
Running the different systems within the state of New Jersey’s Judiciary is like a spaghetti system that encompasses many different networks and users. Yet with the help of Zscaler, Jack McCarthy CIO for the state of New Jersey Judiciary was able to overcome these challenges.
With the Biden administration’s new National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) out the door last week, Acting National Cyber Director Kemba Walden is laying out the next steps for implementation of the strategy, including possible inputs into Federal budgets that will begin to see the light of day later this week.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is calling on the U.S. Senate to improve its cybersecurity by using phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication (MFA).
A new report from cybersecurity service provider Recorded Future finds that ransomware payments decreased by about 60 percent from 2021 to 2022, although ransomware attacks continued to plague organizations over that period.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risk Management Framework (RMF) is out, but due to its voluntary nature, what happens next?
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said on March 1 that it is seeking input on how to structure $2.7 billion in broadband grant programs to “ensure everyone in America has the digital skills and devices they need to realize the full potential of high-speed internet access.”
The National Cybersecurity Strategy released on Thursday by the White House is drawing strong initial reviews from across government and the private sector on a number of fronts, including its spur to modernizing technology, harnessing the full power of the Federal government to promote better security, and wrapping private sector interests more fully into the effort.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that the U.S. Census Bureau spent less than it expected to on the 2020 Census, with technology being one key area that helped it to cut costs.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new memo today that calls on states to bolster their cybersecurity practices in order to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks and protect U.S. public drinking water.
The U.S. Department of the Army has emphasized the importance of aggregating data into a virtualized and centralized capability to meet mission imperatives and the needs of its civilian and military workforce, according to an agency official.
The Biden administration released its much-anticipated National Cybersecurity Strategy today, with multiple focus points including continuing efforts to improve security in already-regulated critical infrastructure sectors, a high-level goal of shifting more security responsibility onto providers of tech products and services, and a robust focus on using “all tools of national power” to go after attackers.