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Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Biden memo, infrastructure deal deliver cybersecurity performance goals and money

July 30, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Both the Biden administration and the Congress continued their frenetic pace this week to beef up the country’s digital infrastructure protections through two highly consequential and unprecedented initiatives. Both efforts aim to prepare the nation for the next significant cybersecurity […]


Policy, State & Local

Los Angeles must ‘do better’ on data privacy, controller says

July 15, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Los Angeles city officials need to do more to show that new “smart” technology isn’t being used to spy or store information on residents, according to a new report from city Controller Ron Galperin. Residents should be “absolutely sure” that […]


Defense, Industry

DOD’s 3D printers are vulnerable to hackers, IG finds

July 7, 2021

Via: FCW

The Defense Department didn’t properly secure additive manufacturing systems, such as 3D printers, from foreign intrusion and data tampering because they were considered tools rather than IT, according to an inspector general report released July 7. Additive manufacturing systems, which […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Digital acceleration at Stanley Black & Decker places data at the center

June 16, 2021

Via: CIO

For Stanley Black & Decker, digital technologies are transforming every aspect of the company, from internal operations to customer experience to the products and services themselves. Recently, I spoke with Rhonda Gass, CIO, about her approach to strategy, architecture, and […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Workforce

Ohio names longtime IT deputy Katrina Flory as statewide CIO

June 10, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Ohio officials announced Thursday that Katrina Flory, who’s been the state’s deputy chief information officer since 2011, will be the new statewide CIO, following the resignation earlier this month of Ervan Rodgers. In a letter to state employees that was […]


Industry, Workforce

IT’s silent career killer: Age discrimination

June 2, 2021

Via: CIO

Recent reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found technology company Intel had discriminated against eight older workers during mass layoffs in 2015 have shed light on a topic that often remains in the dark: age discrimination against […]


Cybersecurity

Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs to boost its IoT security offerings

June 2, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has acquired ReFirm Labs, the developer of the open-source Binwalk firmware security-analysis product, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft officials announced the deal on June 2, saying that the acquisition of ReFirm will “enhance chip-to-cloud protection” capabilities that Microsoft offers […]


Policy, State & Local

How the TMF can enable broad improvements across government

May 28, 2021

Via: FCW

Agencies can learn from experience about how modernization investments can be sustained and scaled over time as they prepare their first round of proposals for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). Specifically, the TMF guidance from the Office of Management and […]


Cybersecurity

The group that hacked SolarWinds is out with a new campaign, Microsoft says

May 28, 2021

Via: FCW

Microsoft on Thursday said it has observed the same group behind the campaign against SolarWinds using new tactics involving a wide-scale email phishing campaign to target thousands of people, and in some cases masquerading as part of the U.S. Agency […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

AAA automates road service scheduling

May 28, 2021

Via: CIO

The ripple effects the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be fully understood for years if ever, but the boost in digital channel consumption in most sectors has been edifying. With contactless service in high demand, every business is taking the “tap here […]