Legislation would strengthen reporting structure for CIO, CISO, require IT reports and plans.
A federal judge denied an injunction in a union lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the practice of requiring some feds to work without pay during a shutdown. An injunction could have required feds currently deemed essential or excepted to be sent home.
Warning that facial recognition systems "exacerbate historical and existing bias" that hurts disadvantaged communities, a coalition of 85 civil rights groups asks Amazon, Google and Microsoft to stop selling the tech to governments worldwide.
Most weaknesses in implementing the NIST cybersecurity framework were related to governance, which could impede the department's ability to manage cybersecurity risks as threats increase.
The system that allows the Department of Defense to share health data across multiple legacy platforms and with outside providers is running on a sole-source bridge contract while a bid protest is being resolved.
The manager of the National Institute of Health's governmentwide acquisition contracting vehicles says federal customers will have to rush to meet fiscal 2019 purchasing deadlines after the shutdown.
An internet security company identified expired security certificates on .gov websites.
An Army acquisition head says IT strategy around software and cloud are being refined, and artificial intelligence in weapons systems has become a priority.
The shutdown is taking a toll on essential federal programs, including air traffic control and safety.
DARPA and private companies are looking to improve supply chain security through the use of tiny chips and diamonds that can authenticate IT parts used by the government.
With feds on furlough or working without pay face the prospect of a missed paycheck, President Trump signaled a long shutdown by cancelling his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22.
FBI agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, and their advocates say that the resulting financial instability is a national security risk.