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IT Policy, Tech

CISA’s Strategic Plan Is Ushering in a New Cybersecurity Era

November 29, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

The federal government has once again signaled that our traditional approach to cybersecurity, one predicated solely on prevention and perimeter defenses, is failing us. In the past two years alone, 76% of organizations were attacked by ransomware, and 66% experienced […]


Defense, Industry

Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differences

November 29, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Moscow has postponed a round of nuclear arms control talks with the United States set for this week because of stark differences in approach and tensions over Ukraine, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said […]


Cybersecurity

Report finds Census Bureau lacks ‘effective cybersecurity posture’ after red team hack

November 28, 2022

Via: FCW

A team of government-contracted hackers successfully gained unauthorized and undetected control of critical Census Bureau systems in a test revealing the federal agency’s major cybersecurity weaknesses, according to a new report. The Commerce Department Office of Inspector General’s office of […]


Federal, Policy

Social Security Warns Public of Declining Service if Congress Doesn’t Increase Funding

November 28, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Social Security Administration last week warned the public that unless Congress approves a $1.4 billion increase in funding for the agency in fiscal 2023, the agency’s customer service will continue to deteriorate. Over the last decade, Social Security has […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Amazon’s hardware group faces steep losses as Alexa monetization efforts flounder

November 22, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Few things persist for very long in the rapidly evolving world of technology and nearly a decade in, Alexa is struggling. Around this time last year, Bloomberg reported that Amazon was experiencing serious Alexa user retention issues. Holiday sales data […]


Education, Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech

Why IPaaS is key to gaining insights in higher education

November 22, 2022

Via: CIO

Higher education is entering a new era of data-driven insights, which promise to elevate both learner experience and institutional performance. The HE colleges and universities capable of collecting and leveraging data in a timely manner will not only boost student […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

FCC’s new National Broadband Map offers granular look at service and gaps

November 21, 2022

Via: FCW

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday released an initial draft of a national map showing in greater detail than ever before what locations in the country have broadband service. The move is a major step toward making sure roughly $42 […]


Federal, Policy

Senators join calls for US TikTok ban as Biden administration considers deal

November 21, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Senate Intelligence Committee chair Mark Warner warned of the dangers posed by TikTok, which has over 138 million active users in the US, calling it an “enormous threat.” The Virginia Democrat backed Donald Trump’s moves to prohibit the app in […]


Defense, Industry

Aid sought for Moldova, hit hard by war in next-door Ukraine

November 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Diplomats are drumming up money and other support Monday for Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, which is suffering massive blackouts, heavy refugee flows and potential security threats from the war in neighboring Ukraine. Monday’s international aid conference in Paris is aimed […]


Federal, Policy

Republicans win back control of House with narrow majority

November 17, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden’s agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges […]


Industry, Workforce

The Senate Intelligence Authorization Bill Gives Hints to 2023’s Security Clearance Policy Priorities

November 17, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The executive branch has the authority to lay out security clearance policies and procedures, but that doesn’t mean the legislative branch doesn’t have any say in how the government issues clearance eligibility and maintains a qualified workforce. In fact, if […]


Defense, Industry

Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn’t a Russian attack

November 16, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

NATO member Poland and the head of the military alliance both said Wednesday there is “no indication” that a missile that came down in Polish farmland, killing two people, was an intentional attack, and that air defenses in neighboring Ukraine […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Arizona’s Governor and the Federal Government Are Battling Over Shipping Containers at the Border

November 16, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know. Now, the political stunt is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. In August, Gov. Doug Ducey […]


Cybersecurity

Evolving Security for Government Multiclouds

November 15, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Multicloud services have become the norm rather than the exception as organizations shift to accommodate increasingly dynamic workloads. IDC has predicted that by the end of 2022, more than 90% of enterprises worldwide will rely on a mix of on-premises, […]


Federal, Policy

Biden, Xi shake hands as they meet amid superpower tensions

November 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden objected to China’s “coercive and increasingly aggressive actions” toward Taiwan during his first in-person meeting on Monday with President Xi Jinping, as the leaders of the two superpowers aimed to “manage” differences between their nations as they […]


Defense, Industry

EU eyes cheap loan plan for ‘stable’ Ukraine funding in 2023

November 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a plan to provide Ukraine with around 18 billion euros (dollars) in financial aid next year in regular payments to help the war-ravaged country keep its energy and health care facilities running as well […]


Industry, Workforce

Mark Zuckerberg to let go 13% of Meta’s employees amid slow revenue and macroeconomic downturn

November 9, 2022

Via: BGR

Today, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company will lay off about 13% of its workforce, more than 11,000 employees, to “become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending hiring freeze through Q1.” This announcement […]


Federal, Policy

Abortion is illegal in a quarter of the country heading into Election Day

November 8, 2022

Via: POLITICO

In the four months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, 13 states have banned abortion starting at conception. Another state, Georgia, prohibits the procedure around six weeks of pregnancy. And access to abortion remains legal, but in limbo, […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

CISA, NSA and industry outline security responsibilities of software suppliers

November 8, 2022

Via: FCW

Software suppliers have unique responsibilities maintaining efficient delivery of their products while considering security risks, according to guidance the National Security Agency recently released, together with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. “Prevention is often seen as the responsibility of […]


Industry, Workforce

How Existing Policy Can Help Fill the Cyber Workforce Gap

November 7, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The federal government has a cyber talent deficit. With some exceptions (the National Security Agency and FBI come to mind), federal agencies have a difficult time recruiting and keeping cyber talent, especially in today’s hyper-competitive labor market. This workforce gap, […]