Sponsored Resource

  • Cybersecurity
    Chris Inglis takes a question during a Naval Academy cybersecurity event May 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

    Inglis: First rule of cyber education is budget accountability

    The newly appointed cyber director has been setting priorities and carving out turf for his office to cover. With that will likely come some scrutiny of how the government spends resources on cyber. 09/15/2021

  • Defense
    data protection (Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD wants industry to continue with CMMC prep amid program review

    Dr. Christine Michienzi, the chief technology officer for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, said while results were coming soon, defense contractors should "continue on" with updates to cybersecurity practices as DOD finalizes its review of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. 09/14/2021

  • Defense
    checking data (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD's silence on CMMC is worrying industry, trade groups claim

    Months of silence from the Defense Department on the status of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is palpable and stirring unease among defense contractors, trade associations say in a letter to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks. 09/09/2021

  • Cybersecurity
    Chris Inglis takes a question during a Naval Academy cybersecurity event May 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

    Chris Inglis scopes out cyber turf

    The newly installed National Cyber Director offered his take on the roles and responsibilities of his office, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the National Security Council and agency IT and security operations in responding to federal cyber incidents. 09/09/2021

  • Defense

    Pentagon preps JADC2 implementation plan

    The Pentagon says it is weeks away from completing its implementation plan to achieve the Defense Department's goal of Joint All Domain Command and Control. 09/08/2021

  • IT Modernization
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    IRS dips into enforcement funds, user fees for IT

    "Each year, the IRS must take extraordinary measures to fund IT," IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig explained in an August letter to three senators. 09/08/2021

  • Cybersecurity
    Zero trust (Shutterstock.com)

    White House hits the gas on zero trust

    Newly released strategy and technical guidance documents covering zero trust and cloud security are open for comment as part of a federal push to improve federal government cybersecurity. 09/07/2021

  • Defense
    Pentagon (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force)

    House panel passes 2022 NDAA with eye on cyber workforce

    The House Armed Services Committee passed its version of the 2022 defense policy bill, 57-2. 09/02/2021

  • Cybersecurity

    House panel mulls mandatory disclosure bill

    Industry reps at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee were supportive of new requirements to report hacks, but want more clarity on how to report and what constitutes a covered incident. 09/01/2021

  • Congress
    US Congress House side Shutterstock photo ID: 156615524 By mdgn editorial use only

    Spending debate brews ahead of NDAA markup

    Days before it considers its version of the 2022 must-pass defense policy bill, the House Armed Services Committee is setting up for a topline spending debate with a bill that highlights acquisition and cyber provisions. 08/30/2021

  • People
    shutterstock ID 179052941 by Sorbis

    VA's Cussatt heads to State

    The former acting CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs is joining the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and Dr. Neil Evans will lead tech at VA on an acting basis. 08/30/2021

  • Workforce
    cyber volunteers

    GSA launches new Digital Corps to attract early-career techies

    The first cohort of the new program, which launches in the fall, will focus on pandemic response, the economy, cybersecurity and streamlining government services. 08/30/2021

  • Government Eagle Award
    Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, photo credit: Getty Images

    Christopher Krebs: Truth and consequences

    Krebs spent 2020 working furiously to ensure the integrity of our elections, while also ensuring that ransomware, software supply-chain vulnerabilities and a range of other rapidly escalating risks didn't cripple government operations or the nation's critical infrastructure. 08/28/2021

  • Defense
    BY By julia.m Royalty-free stock vector ID: 779956477

    Microelectronics supply chain challenges and zero trust

    When it comes to microelectronics supply chain, better security risk assessment as manufacturers base contend with ongoing threats. 08/26/2021

  • Workforce
    Image: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock

    DHS stands up new excepted service for cyber talent

    The new human resources system, which is launching seven years after legislation authorizing special pay for cybersecurity specialists, is a complete move away from traditional federal HR practices, the agency said. 08/25/2021

Stay Connected

Opinion that Matters

  • Comment
    cloud automation (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

    An automated FedRAMP review process will speed up authorizations, drive continuous improvement and put cloud service providers in the driver's seat. 09/07/2021

  • Comment
    shutterstock ID: 358511345 by lightspring

    It's time for government tech to address inequities in service delivery

    Civil servants and vendors have traditionally approached government software with a mindset that has created administrative burdens – a confusing online application can stand in the way of someone getting healthcare, food assistance and unemployment insurance. 09/03/2021

  • Comment
    VA facility in Cincinnati 2020 Editorial credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com

    Why VA must keep Vista healthy

    The moratorium on further Vista investment put in place three years ago creates major strategic issues for the Department of Veterans Affairs as the agency looks to put Cerner's commercial electronic health record system in place. 08/24/2021