Bipartisan Congressional Leaders Vote for Tech Innovation at MerITocracy Forum November 16
Congress is about democracy – and congress understands that tech and innovation are changing everything – and that change holds peril and promise for all Americans and global democracy.
- CISA Alerts Agencies to Check Pulse Connect Secure Products
Agency Security Pros Fighting Threats Outside Digital Perimeters
As government agencies have increased their digital presence through social media, websites, or other online channels, they also have put themselves in position to be attacked outside of their traditional digital perimeters. These outside attacks can include social media impersonations, account takeovers, false or misleading information, or the disclosure of confidential agency information.
- Reps. Eshoo and Kinzinger Reintroduce Network Cybersecurity Bill
- Rural Broadband Expansion Requires Government Help, Witnesses Say
Improved Cost and Schedule Estimating Could Bolster VA’s FMBT Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is replacing its aging financial and acquisition systems with an integrated system after two prior attempts to replace the systems cost hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of several years to develop. In a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, GAO made recommendations to minimize risk of cost overruns and delays.
- CIGIE: IG Probes Saved up to $53 billion in FY 2020
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- Rethink and Shrink Your Security Perimeter – Varonis’ Justin Wilkins on Zero Trust
FITARA Scorecard Hearing Offers Hints on Developing Topics
While House Government Operations Subcommittee members offered no firm direction on how they may try to further evolve the FITARA Scorecard, their discussions with witnesses at the April 16 hearing on version 11.0 of the scorecard issued last December brought to light a variety of Federal agency IT concerns that might come into play.
- FCC Re-Establishes Network Security Council
- Modern Cyber Threats Call for Zero Trust
- White House to Nominate Pamela Melroy for NASA Deputy Administrator
- How to Prevent Cyberattacks, Expert Discussion
- Hill Dems Query DoJ About Predictive Policing Algorithms
- Feds Stand Down UCG ‘Surge’ Responses to Solar Winds, Microsoft Hacks
- Army Issues RFI for Enterprise Application Modernization and Migration to the Cloud
Want a Good FITARA Scorecard Grade? A Couple of CIOs Tell How…
The FITARA 11.0 scorecard released in December 2020 turned out to be a pretty good report card for Federal agency IT operations. The latest set of grades marked just the second time since the House Oversight and Reform Committee started measuring agency progress against Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) and other key metrics that every agency received a passing score.