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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How the Government Expanded its Supercomputing Assets in 2021

December 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Supercomputers are built of heaps of processors and can perform billions and trillions of computations per second, with power far greater than what traditional computers offer. They enable the processing of massive amounts of data, new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, […]


Cybersecurity

California state CISO: the goal is “operating as a whole government”

November 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The State of California experiences more than 200 million malicious probes every day – the equivalent of nearly 139,000 malicious correlated events per second. And they’re gunning for what may be the largest collection of digital information assets in the […]


Federal, Policy

As GOP obstructs, Biden escalates warnings of default

October 6, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is escalating his campaign to get Congress to lift the federal debt limit, hosting business leaders at the White House Wednesday and warning in a new report that failure to extend the government’s borrowing authority could set […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s approval slumps after a slew of crises: AP-NORC poll

October 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s popularity has slumped after a slew of challenges in recent weeks at home and abroad for the leader who pledged to bring the country together and restore competence in government, according to a new poll by The […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How do Americans feel about federal tech?

September 16, 2021

Via: FCW

Sixty-eight percent of Americans agree that investments in federal IT are usually worth it, according to a new national survey by MeriTalk and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey probes how the government has fared in […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

September 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact, its impact is so negative that it introduces suicidal thoughts. Thirty-two percent of teen girls who feel bad about their bodies report […]


Cybersecurity

9 notable government cybersecurity initiatives of 2021

September 2, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Cybersecurity has steadily crept up the agenda of governments across the globe. This has led to initiatives designed to address cybersecurity issues that threaten individuals and organizations. “Government-led cybersecurity initiatives are critical to addressing cybersecurity issues such as destructive attacks, […]


Industry, Workforce

New OPM guidance addresses locality pay and travel costs for remote workers

July 26, 2021

Via: FCW

A new document from the Office of Personnel Management dissects current human resources policies for issues ranging from managing remote workers to flexible work schedules as agencies plan for re-entry into offices and a post-pandemic federal workforce. The additional guidance […]


Cybersecurity

Chinese hacking group impersonates Afghan president to infiltrate government agencies

July 1, 2021

Via: ZDnet

A Chinese-speaking hacking group is performing ongoing cyberattacks against the Afghan government by impersonating its president. On Thursday, Check Point Research (CPR) said that the Office of the President of Afghanistan, representing President Ashraf Ghani, is being used as a […]


Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Government-mandated SBOMs to throw light on software supply chain security

June 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

President Biden’s executive order (EO) on cybersecurity, released on May 12, is a sprawling and comprehensive document that aims to redress weaknesses in the digital security ecosystem. It is peppered with nearly 50 actions that the federal government must take […]