Tag: government

IT Policy, Tech

The complex patchwork of US AI regulation has already arrived

April 5, 2024

Via: CIO

As artificial intelligence adoption has surged in the past year, many voices have called for regulation to protect people from adverse machine decisions — and regulatory bodies are responding with a complex patchwork of emerging statutes and mandates that CIOs […]


US government blames 2023 Exchange breach on ‘preventable’ security failures by Microsoft

April 3, 2024

Via: CSO Online

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a critical assessment of Microsoft’s security protocols in the wake of the summer 2023 Exchange Online breach, concluding that security failures within Microsoft created the conditions that allowed Chinese state-backed hacking […]


2024 Government Trends: Adopting Skills-Based Hiring and Fluid Workforce Models

February 20, 2024

Via: Mary Gamet

The post-pandemic workforce looks much different than before 2020. Every aspect of our work lives has become more fluid, from the hiring process to work hours to job requirements. And while private enterprises have quickly adapted to these new flexible […]

Industry, Workforce

Continuous vetting identifies risks earlier, and is getting ready to roll out across government

October 12, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Trusted Workforce 2.0, the comprehensive overhaul of how the government vets, checks, and keeps people in national security positions is gearing up for its latest muscle movement: the enrollment of the full public trust population into continuous vetting. Frequently confused […]

Federal, Policy

A look at the contenders for House speaker and the demands they’re facing from fellow Republicans

October 6, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

For Republicans, it’s a question with no clear answer: Who becomes House speaker after Kevin McCarthy? Despite former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio on Friday, it’s not at all certain that any of […]

Federal, Policy

Social Security overpayments draw scrutiny and outrage from members of Congress

October 2, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Several members of Congress are calling on the Social Security Administration to answer for issuing billions of dollars of payments it says beneficiaries weren’t entitled to receive — and then demanding the money back. Many of the recipients are elderly, […]


Report reveals ‘sudden surge’ in cyberattacks targeting government agencies

August 8, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Anew report has found that cyberattacks targeting government agencies and the public sector increased at an alarming rate in recent months, as threat actors unleashed a slate of novel malware campaigns that impacted financial institutions, healthcare services and critical infrastructure […]

IT Policy, Tech

The United States government will let AI companies self-regulate for their own good

July 24, 2023

Via: TechSpot

The White House recently persuaded Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI to sign a document dictating several voluntary commitments for ensuring a “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy” AI. Many things could change in the months to come, starting with […]


Implementation plan turns US National Cybersecurity Strategy into concrete objectives

July 14, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The White House released its implementation plan for President Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy, broadly breaking down how it plans to accomplish more than 65 tasks involving 18 agencies outlined by the sweeping plan announced in March. The National Cybersecurity Strategy […]

Federal, Policy

Inflation drops to 3% and Biden hopes to turn a weakness with voters into a strength

July 12, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The politics of inflation took a sharp turn Wednesday with a report showing consumer prices rose at the slowest pace since the early months of Joe Biden’s presidency. Republicans have hammered Biden over the cost of groceries, gasoline, utilities and […]


US feds stress urgent MOVEit platform patching after attacks hit agencies

June 19, 2023

Via: CSO Online

In the latest cyber incident affecting the US federal government, two arms of the US Department of Energy (DOE) and, according to press reports, the US Department of Agriculture and the Office of Personnel Management, have been swept up in […]

IT Policy, Tech

Governments worldwide grapple with regulation to rein in AI dangers

June 5, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Ever since generative AI exploded into public consciousness with the launch of ChatGPT at the end of last year, calls to regulate the technology to stop it from causing undue harm have risen to fever pitch around the world. The […]

Policy, State & Local

Democratic lawmakers say insurrectionists shouldn’t be allowed to run for government

January 23, 2023

Via: Fox News

Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New […]


Cyberattacks against governments jumped 95% in last half of 2022, CloudSek says

January 4, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The number of attacks targeting the government sector increased by 95% worldwide in the second half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, according to a new report by AI-based cybersecurity company CloudSek. The increase in attacks can […]

Cybersecurity, Industry, Workforce

What Should the Government Do in 2023 to Fill its Cyber Workforce Shortage?

December 30, 2022

Via: Nextgov

Government needs to expand where it recruits to fill open cyber positions going into 2023 as the threat of cyberattacks makes filling these positions vital, according to experts. “For cyber talent, one of the biggest realities is that we have […]

Federal, Policy

How Government is Dealing With Flying Space Junk

December 28, 2022

Via: Nextgov

There are more than 5,500 active satellites in orbit as of this spring, a number that is projected to grow to 58,000 by 2030, according to the Government Accountability Office. However, when these satellites are no longer in use and […]


Dozens of cybersecurity efforts included in this year’s US NDAA

December 15, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Last week, members of the US House of Representatives and Senate reconciled their versions of the annual must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each year the NDAA contains a wealth of primarily military cybersecurity provisions, delivering hundreds of millions, if […]

Federal, Policy

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

September 26, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The government’s antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue’s pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice Department and six states are […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Artificial Intelligence Continues to Evolve in Government and Elsewhere

September 8, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The concept of using artificial intelligence to help mitigate dull, repetitive or manpower-intensive jobs within government is nothing new. For example, the Post Office has been using AI to scan, route and track letters and packages for several years now. […]

Federal, Policy

Government funding talks clouded by Manchin’s energy permitting demands

August 25, 2022


Another government shutdown deadline. Retiring senators determined to cement their legacies. A looming November election likely to reshape Congress. And Republicans ready to retaliate over Democrats’ huge spending bill. It’s not exactly a formula for a smooth ride, as the […]