Cate Burgan

MeriTalk

The Interior Department took a beating at a House hearing on June 7 delving into the agency’s ineffective password protections revealed earlier this year, while a Government Accountability Office (GAO) official called on President Biden to solidify Federal agency cybersecurity leadership by appointing a permanent National Cyber Director.

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The chief technology officer (CTO) for a top U.S. intelligence agency said today that working closely with industry is the key to safeguarding the country’s national security and resiliency – especially when it comes to new, emerging threats like artificial intelligence technology.

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It’s time for businesses to start people-proofing their systems. According to Verizon’s 16th Annual Data Breach Investigations Report released today, 74 percent of all breaches include the human element through error, privilege misuse, social engineering, or use of stolen credentials.

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As the department that interacts more frequently on a daily basis with the American public than any other Federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it has reduced the total amount of time the public spends accessing its services by 20 million hours annually.

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President Biden signed the NOTAM Improvement Act into law over the weekend, which requires the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish a task force to provide recommendations for improvement of the agency’s Notices to Air Missions (NOTAM) system.

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Starting today, Federal contractors are prohibited from having or using the popular social media app TikTok on government managed devices, according to an interim rule posted in the Federal Register by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA.

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has ranked IT investments as one of the top eight “critically important” challenges for the agency in the OIG’s first half fiscal year (FY) 2023 Semiannual Report to Congress.

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Cate Burgan
MeriTalk