Category: Tech

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

US to ban sale of hacking tools to authoritarian governments, including China and Russia

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The Commerce Department writes that the export of cybersecurity items to countries of national security or weapons of mass destruction concern will require a license from the department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Countries subject to a US arms […]

IT Policy, Tech

Consumer Protection Agency orders US tech giants to hand over data on payment systems

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Request were initially sent to Apple, Amazon, Facebook, PayPal, Google and Square, the bureau said, and are pursuant to Section 1022(c)(4) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act. Specifically, the bureau believes the information will provide insight into data harvesting and […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Virginia plans to launch AI-as-a-service in 2022

October 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The Virginia Information Technology Agency will soon offer artificial intelligence and machine learning software as a service to its fellow agencies, enabling a new method for officials to detect fraud and optimize predictive analytics. Jonathan Ozovek, VITA’s chief operating officer, […]

Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech, Workforce

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

October 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the U.S. commerce secretary, a sense of […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

October 15, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Federal agencies aim to advance their use of artificial intelligence and accompanying emerging technologies, like machine learning, in the coming years. While there are some examples of nascent uses of AI across government already, agencies are aware they must set […]

Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

October 15, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ plan to implement President Joe Biden’s executive order on software procurement will require more than the bare minimum from contractors. The executive order will require agencies to obtain a software bill of materials—typically […]

Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Tech

Google Launches Security Advisory Service, Security to Workspaces

October 12, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

Google has launched a new service group — the Google Cybersecurity Action Team — to provide strategic advisory, compliance, threat intelligence, and incident response services aimed at helping government and corporate clients tackle complex cybersecurity efforts, the company announced today […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Hardware Bolsters Medical Device Security

October 8, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

The medical device industry has transformed over the last decade, driven by an explosion in the Internet of Mobile Things and increased connectivity. As complexity around the technology, supply chains, and management of these devices grows, so have security concerns. […]

Industry, IT Policy, Tech, Transportation & Infrastructure

New cybersecurity regulations released by TSA for trains and planes

October 7, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced new cybersecurity regulations for US railroad and airport operators on Wednesday. First reported by Reuters, the rules mandate that operators disclose any hacks, create cyberattack recovery programs and name a chief cyber official. The […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Cities aren’t quite ready for blockchain, CIOs say

October 4, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Cryptocurrencies — and blockchain, the decentralized distributed-ledger technology that powers them — are more popular than ever in mayor’s offices around the country. But technology officials, in cities like Miami, Philadelphia and San Jose, California, still have unanswered questions about […]