Tag: News

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Federal, Policy

Biden signs executive order to strengthen US cybersecurity

May 13, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday in an attempt to bolster US cybersecurity defenses, after a number of devastating hacks including the Colonial pipeline attack revealed vulnerabilities across business and government. “Recent cybersecurity incidents… are a sobering reminder […]

Federal, Policy

Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on former President Trump

May 5, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board announced its decision today to uphold the ban on former President Donald Trump’s account. In a ruling issued Wednesday, the board said that while the ban was justified, its open-ended nature was not. “However, it was […]

IT Policy, Tech

Illinois attorney general acknowledges ransomware attack

May 3, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The office of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul admitted last week that it was the victim of a ransomware attack that included the theft and publication of agency files. The announcement arrived about three weeks after a data breach was […]


D.C. police chief confirms personnel files stolen in ransomware attack

April 30, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The head of Washington, D.C.’s, Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday that personnel files were among the data stolen in a ransomware attack that was reported earlier this week. In a departmentwide memo, Acting Chief Robert Contee wrote that the more […]

Education, Industry

Erase All Kittens raises $1M Seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code

April 29, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Erase All Kittens (EAK) is an EdTech startup that created a ‘Mario-style’ web-based game designed for kids aged 8-12. However, the game has a twist: it places an emphasis on inspiring girls to code (since let’s face it, most coding […]

Defense, Industry

Biden Nominee for Pentagon Weapons Buyer Under Investigation

April 29, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The Department of Defense Inspector General is looking into allegations that a Biden nominee tapped to be the Pentagon’s chief acquisitions officer circumvented federal hiring regulations during his tenure at a DOD technology incubator. Michael Brown was nominated April 2 […]

Cloud Computing

The cloud is green. Let’s get on with migration

March 12, 2021

Via: InfoWorld all

A new report from IDC shows that the continued growth of public cloud computing could prevent the emission of more than 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from 2021 through 2024. Reduced power consumption and emissions means we’re […]