New DOJ guidance on enforcing hacking laws carves out safe space for security research

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.


Senators push for $300M boost to TMF

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging appropriators to back a Biden administration request to add $300 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.


Pentagon wants to take the time to get major cloud awards 'right,' CIO says

John Sherman, DOD's chief information officer, told a congressional committee that while "urgency" is needed to move the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract along so is taking the time to "get this right."

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Delivering Future Tech, Today with 5G

Scientists at Emory University’s 5G Innovation Hub are testing augmented and virtual reality solutions.


OPM issues guidance on implementing Trump-era hiring policy

The U.S. Digital Service has also been embedding in agencies to help build internal competency-based hiring abilities in federal agencies.


5 ways to proactively protect government networks

Adversaries appear to launch attacks with impunity, and their newfound speed and aggression has had a damaging impact on our national security.


CISA orders agencies to mitigate VMware vulnerabilities under deadline

Advanced adversaries appear to be exploiting the vulnerabilities to get around multifactor authentication.


Agencies are sharing cyber data with CISA, officials say

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is rapidly expanding its visibility into federal networks under the Biden administration's cybersecurity executive order.


Pentagon closing in on 'ethical' AI implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

Digital Government

Postal Service should 'act swiftly' to scale up identity services, IG says

USPS is working with the General Services Administration on more in-person options for, according to a new whitepaper from the U.S. Postal Service's Inspector General.

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Coast Guard graduates first class of cyber majors

A "handful" of newly minted cyber specialists will go to the Coast Guard’s Cyber Command headquarters for their initial assignment, the service's chief told Congress last week.


Some defense-vetted prototypes could be fast-tracked to civilian agencies under new agreement

The Defense Innovation Unit signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Services Administration to make it "easier for federal agencies to access innovative technology solutions" that have been successfully prototyped by DIU.


Good decision, bad outcome

Steve Kelman shares an important lesson from the smartest person he knows.


Hacking the Army's tech talent problem

As the Army trains its second cohort of technology professionals, the success of the software factory will hinge on how well they are integrated into the Army's mission.


ManTech agrees on $4.2B sale to Carlyle Group

The all-cash transaction will end ManTech's current 20-year run as a public company.


GSA's new thinking for evaluating Polaris bids

After collecting industry feedback, the General Services Administration will give a new proposal due date and open the bid submission portal.


House Dems urge social media networks not to delete evidence of possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

Automated and artificial intelligence-enabled systems may be removing and permanently erasing evidence of potential Russian war crimes in Ukraine, lawmakers said this week.


How the Army is battle-testing cloud computing

How the service plans to use cloud computing — from boardrooms to the battlefield


Government Eagle Award winner: Gundeep Ahluwalia

The Labor Department's CIO is helping to transform service delivery across the agency.


Industry Eagle Award winner: Casey Coleman

Efforts to help the state of Rhode Island and the Small Business Administration respond to the COVID pandemic were just the latest chapters in Coleman's contributions to the government IT community.