Cybersecurity

CISA director looking for 'unlikely' partnerships in cyber fight

At DEF CON, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly highlighted her agency’s efforts to collaborate with the private sector to meet mission demands.

Acquisition

Sealing Technologies wins $168M Marine Corps cyber contract

The veteran-owned small business will help develop new systems to analyze vulnerabilities.

Sponsor Content

Network Modernization: A Stepping-Stone to the Future

This article outlines some important steps agencies can take to help clarify and simplify the work to modernizing their networks.

Congress

Lawmakers push IRS on backlog and customer service problems

The agency says it's aiming to get to a "healthy" backlog level by the end of the year, but in June, the National Taxpayer Advocate said that would be "difficult" for the agency to do.

Acquisition

CISA task force leader calls for increased global cooperation on supply chain risks

A co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency task force working to bolster supply chain resilience says global solutions are required to address some of the biggest threats impacting domestic and international supply chains.

Commentary

Improving CX through consistency

It only takes one bad interaction to sink an agency's brand and one good experience to establish a supporter.

Acquisition

Peraton gets second chance at $800M in Social Security IT work

The Social Security Administration will no longer conduct a price realism analysis, which was the main sticking point of Peraton's protest.

IT Modernization

GAO will investigate the troubled TSP recordkeeper transition

Officials at the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said nearly 2 million participants have successfully set up their new online account access, and call center wait times are down to around 10 minutes.

Workforce

A former watchdog has ideas on dealing with poorly performing inspectors general

The former acting Pentagon inspector general asks, “Who is watching the watchdogs?”

Sponsor Content

Nextgov Ebook: IT Modernization Mission

This Nextgov ebook highlights how agencies are tapping new funds to ditch legacy systems and address gaps in cybersecurity and service delivery.

Digital Government

FTC contemplates rules to protect against commercial surveillance and lax data privacy

The Commission voted Thursday to issue a notice of their proposed rulemaking and solicit public comment.

Congress

Senate chairman presses for details on deleted Jan. 6 texts

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, wants officials to explain what they know about the deletion of texts potentially relevant to ongoing inquiries into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and why seemingly routine records management directives were ignored.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Safety Review Board staffs up

The chair of the Cyber Safety Review Board has ambitious goals for the organization following its public review of the Log4j software vulnerability.

Digital Government

Agencies are still wrangling over death data

Information about deaths is a key part of administering programs like Social Security, but how data is collected and shared comes with questions.

Cybersecurity

Former CISA chief wants a new, cross-cutting new agency to lead federal cyber

Chris Krebs wants to establish a new agency to focus on privacy, data and cyber risks facing the U.S., or to pull the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from under the Department of Homeland Security.

Defense

The Army is hunting for more soldier-connected tech

A recent solicitation calls for soldier-centered networking and information technology that will link existing and prototype technologies together.

Workforce

Biden signs semiconductor Bill, spurring hopes for new jobs and manufacturing around the U.S.

The $54.2 billion measure drew broad support from local leaders, who believe their regions could benefit. “We need to make these chips here in America," the president said.

Cybersecurity

Top malware of 2021 has been in use for years, CISA Warns

The advisory highlights that such usage offers “opportunities to better prepare” and provides recommendations to mitigate cybersecurity threats.