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 2021-10-15 21:29 

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Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware...

The department is tracking a huge increase in ransomware disclosures but data suggests the events are still grossly underreported....

 2021-10-15 18:51 

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Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with 'Self-Healing' Parts...

Officials identified the vendor they're eyeing to prototype the futuristic vehicle component....

 2021-10-15 18:21 

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DDS Security Clearance Tool Evolves into 'SITH' Insider Threat Program...

The Defense Digital Service's automated investigations tool turns to the dark side of insider threat hunting and gets rebranded to match....

 2021-10-15 17:22 

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Agencies Warn of Ongoing Cyber Threats to Water Treatment Facilities...

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and other agencies issued a joint advisory about mitigating ransomware threats....

 2021-10-15 14:00 

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence...

This series examines the impacts of AI across government, from R&D spending to mission delivery....

 2021-10-15 13:00 

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Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements...

Robert Wood aims to improve security while fostering faster mission execution from a DevSecOps "BatCAVE" at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services....

 2021-10-14 22:00 

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After Having Their Computers Monitored, Employees Blast SSA Watchdog...

Employee group pledges to bring its complaints to the White House and Congress....

 2021-10-14 20:14 

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Audit: Labor Department IT Governance 'Ambiguous,' Unorganized...

A report from the Office of the Inspector General showcases several weaknesses in the agency's IT governance, particularly highlighting the lack of CIO oversight....

 2021-10-14 19:31 

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Army Gets Strategic About Going Digital...

Policy reforms and technology boosts are in the pipeline, military leaders confirmed....

 2021-10-14 17:46 

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DHS Wants Wearables to Track Employee Health at Work and at Home...

The biometric tech will be used to help employees manage physical and mental health in high-stress mission areas....

 2021-10-14 16:00 

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The Cost of William Shatner's 'Most Profound Experience'...

The actor got his oldest-in-space record for free, but most commercial astronauts will have to pay for their historic milestones....

 2021-10-14 15:00 

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How Governments Can Protect Themselves Against Fraud in Times of Crisis...

Agencies are up against challenges that will arise again and again during each next disaster as they continue to use outdated technology....

 2021-10-14 13:00 

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Do We Really Need to Meet In Person?...

Videoconferencing is flawed, but it's still better than the alternative....

 2021-10-13 22:00 

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Federal Data Officers Council Seeks Input on Mission, Focus Areas...

This request "signals a maturation of the [chief data officer] position," said a data expert....

 2021-10-13 20:07 

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Navy Eyes a Future Where IT Services Are Common—and Not Duplicated...

Officials will first focus on core IT capabilities and expand as use cases demand....

 2021-10-13 20:00 

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The Biggest Lesson from the Army's Connect-Everything Experiment...

New labs to test interconnections are the key to joint all-domain command and control....

 2021-10-13 18:05 

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Senator Questions TikTok, FBI and DHS Over Spread of Extremist Content...

The requests are part of ongoing investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol....

 2021-10-13 16:58 

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GSA Needs Users to Test SAM.gov Ahead of DUNS Transition...

Unique Entity IDs are being issued now and the General Services Administration team wants help testing the system that assigns and manages the new identifier....

 2021-10-13 16:28 

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Accidental Data Deletion: The Fear Is Real...

Data handling is an organization-wide responsibility....

 2021-10-13 13:00 

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Pentagon's Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist...

Heidi Shyu, research and development undersecretary, said she went looking for tech areas to trim—and found that some vital ones had been overlooked....

 2021-10-13 09:00 

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White House Unveils 32 Countries Invited to Participate in Ransomware Meeting...

India, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany will have leadership roles during the two-day event. Russia was not invited....

 2021-10-12 22:00 

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Lack of Diversity in the Government Workforce Can Lead to Retention and Trust Issues...

African Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented among managers and professionals, and women are underrepresented among chief administrative officers, according to a report....

 2021-10-12 21:30 

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Help Celebrate the Boldest Projects in Government...

Nextgov and Government Executive's BOLD Gov showcases excellence in government—and nominations are open....

 2021-10-12 20:56 

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The Air Force's First Software Chief Stepped Down—But He Won't Be Quiet...

Nicolas Chaillan briefed Nextgov on his government exit, what's to come, and why he believes the U.S. should ban TikTok....

 2021-10-12 20:38 

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OMB Gives Agencies Three Months to Help CISA Monitor Networked Devices...

The memo adds heft to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's longstanding push for more visibility into federal networks....

 2021-10-12 19:00 

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Biden Signs School Cybersecurity Bill...

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will study the cyber risks facing elementary and secondary schools and develop recommendations to assist schools in facing those risks....

 2021-10-12 17:58 

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White House Wants to Know How Biometrics Like Facial Recognition Are Being Used...

A request for comments is polling governments and the private sector on the full breadth of uses, whether it's IDing faces or predicting malintent....

 2021-10-12 17:00 

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CIA Creates China Center To Shift To Great Power Competition...

"It's taking the top slot from the counterterrorism mission over the past 20 years," said John Doyon, executive vice president of INSA....

 2021-10-12 16:42 

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Mitigating Cloud Risks Starts With Full Visibility of Shadow IT...

New survey findings highlight the need for a data-centric approach to cloud security in the era of remote work....

 2021-10-12 15:00 

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OPM's Telework Initiatives Dovetail with Climate Change Planning...

The agency announced a program to connect leaders from the private and nonprofit sectors with federal agencies to address climate change....

 2021-10-08 18:53 

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Lawmakers Ask How They Can Help Agencies Fight Crypto-enabled Ransomware Hacks...

A new bill would require public and private entities to report on ransomware payments, including the nature of currency used, to DHS within 48 hours....

 2021-10-08 18:25 

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Government Considers VR for Training and Therapy...

A slate of contracting calls demonstrate ways agencies are putting the emerging technology to use....

 2021-10-08 17:52 

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CISA Finalizes Guidance for Securing Federal Networks for Remote Users...

The latest guidance is the third of four use cases to be released as part of the Trusted Internet Connection 3.0 initiative....

 2021-10-08 17:49 

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Bringing a Human-Centered Approach to Immersive Experiences...

Change is always challenging, especially when a new technology is fighting the "novelty" perception....

 2021-10-08 15:25 

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Microsoft: Government Most Targeted Sector by Hackers In Past Year...

And more than half of cyberattacks tracked by Microsoft originated in Russia....

 2021-10-08 14:41 

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How Well Can AI Pick Targets From Satellite Photos? Army Test Aims to Find Out...

The Scarlet Dragon exercise is evaluating ways the service might put new tools to use in the very near term....

 2021-10-08 14:02 

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Senate Votes to Punt Debt Crisis to December After Lawmakers Strike Deal...

Congressional leaders have yet to spell out how they will avoid potential delayed paychecks for feds in the long term....

 2021-10-08 13:00 

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Bill Would Create Supply Chain Crisis Office Within Commerce Department...

The bill also authorizes tens of billions in grants to support domestic manufacturing....

 2021-10-07 21:26 

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Federal CISO Considers Including Technology Modernization in Cybersecurity Metrics...

Chris De Rusha is also thinking about how to use the Technology Modernization Fund to create a new shared services program for zero-trust implementation....

 2021-10-07 21:04 

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State Department Wants Data at the Core of its Strategic and Diplomatic Operations...

Chief Data Officer Matthew Graviss detailed how the new guidelines came together—and data-centered work that's already unfolding....

 2021-10-07 19:11 

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VA Officials and Lawmakers Have (Different) Issues With Push to Collect More Veteran Data...

Republicans worried collection of religious, sexual and gender information would violate veterans' privacy; agency officials said they already collect that data....

 2021-10-07 16:06 

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Survey: 46% of U.S. Organizations Will Institute Vaccine Mandates...

Tech companies are among those taking the lead following federal guidance on vaccine mandates....

 2021-10-07 13:00 

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DOJ Announces Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team...

The group will include cybersecurity and anti-money laundering experts looking to crack down on ransomware and other criminal efforts....

 2021-10-06 22:32 

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Senate Committee Passes Major FISMA Changes—Including a New Definition of 'Major Incident'...

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee also passed an incident reporting bill with increased liability protections for companies, drawing praise from industry....

 2021-10-06 21:26 

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NSA Cyber Chief Spells Out Near-Term Priorities...

Ransomware is a top concern, but the agency is also looking ahead to defending networked weapons and post-quantum encryption....

 2021-10-06 18:41 

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Augmented and Virtual Reality Step Up for Military Maintenance...

"We have seen in similar scenarios at a large aerospace and defense company where technicians with hardly one year of experience have been able to outperform technicians with four or five years of experience," GridRaster Co-Founder and COO Dijam P...

 2021-10-06 18:16 

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Supreme Court Ends Oracle's JEDI Challenge...

Oracle first challenged the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract in 2018....

 2021-10-06 17:00 

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A Day Without Facebook...

The social giant's temporary disappearance means absolutely nothing....

 2021-10-06 16:56 

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DOJ to Hit Government Contractors with 'Very Hefty Fines' If They Fail to Disclose Data Breaches...

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco promised to use an existing law to go after contractors that don't follow required cybersecurity standards....

 2021-10-06 14:00 

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Senate Bill Would Require New Metrics to Fuse Artificial Intelligence Across the U.S. Defense Landscape...

It would fulfill a recent recommendation from the National Security Commission on AI....

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