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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the new Hardware Bill of Materials (HBOM) Framework for Supply Chain Risk Management product from the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force.
The U.S. Air Force has abruptly canceled a highly competitive cybersecurity tech solicitation worth at least $5 billion just before crossing the finish line due to an overwhelming number of proposals from the private sector.
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) issued a summary today of the top challenges facing Federal agencies, as identified by those agencies’ respective Offices of the Inspector General (OIG) – and once again IT issues headed up the list.
Although the Federal government has numerous programs in place to provide financial support to aid the deployment of high-speed broadband to unserved areas, industry experts told members of Congress on Thursday that they’re not getting the “biggest bang for the buck.”
Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced bipartisan legislation on Sept. 21 that aims to modernize and streamline the adoption of cloud computing technology in Federal agencies.
Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., introduced new legislation this week that looks to strengthen U.S. defenses against potential cyberattacks by calling on the secretary of Homeland Security to establish a National Risk Management Cycle.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif. – one of Capitol Hill’s main policy movers for AI regulation – said today that Congress wants to place guardrails around the emerging technology in three buckets: AI that can destroy the world; AI that can kill you; and AI that would cause harm to society.
As the impact of the coming artificial intelligence (AI) tech revolution is being hashed out at numerous levels of government, the Senate Intelligence Committee this week got its latest dose of input from private sector witnesses on one of its most important questions: how does AI affect national security?
A report released by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) on Sept. 19 argues that Congress should take another look at legislative recommendations published by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission to shore up U.S. cyber defenses and decide whether to enact them.
As AI technologies are increasingly used to create deceptive content, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly said on Tuesday that Americans can remain confident in U.S. election infrastructure, but also warned that the information environment is at risk.
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) is turning to industry partners to help support the agency’s initiative to modernize and transform its data centers into hybrid cloud centers.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is actively focused on getting guidance out to agencies on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) within the Federal government, Federal Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO) Chris DeRusha said this week.
Cybersecurity experts across the private sector expressed concerns today that a Federal government shutdown would have major negative impacts on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) ability to defend Federal networks and keep its critical cyber programs running.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to do better in mitigating the effects of restrictive practices by cloud service vendors – from choice of provider to the cost of cloud services – as it moves its data and software to the cloud.
The Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is creating a playbook that aims to clarify, facilitate, and encourage incorporation of cybersecurity into the Federal grant process.
As the adoption of AI technology continues to increase within the Federal government, academic and industry experts warned lawmakers this week that more needs to be done to ensure procurement of this emerging technology is done ethically and responsibly.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Eric Hysen as the agency’s first-ever chief AI officer, in addition to this current role as the DHS chief information officer.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) new Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Office is in the process of developing training and maturity models for Federal agencies, with an eye of releasing these resources in the new fiscal year (FY) to begin on Oct. 1.