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FCW Insider: April 13, 2021

JAIC feels pressure to go faster as tight budgets loom

The Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center believes AI-driven productivity gains could become "an economic necessity."

Biden taps Inglis, Easterly for top cyber jobs

National Security Agency veterans will serve as first national cyber director and lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

We need more federal guidance on mobile IT security

Effective systemwide security requires mobile threat detection and privacy measures to be active on as many devices as possible.

Quick Hits

*** FireEye this morning published its annual M-Trends report highlighting a variety of cybersecurity trends in 2020 as well as the firm’s work on the hacking campaign against SolarWinds Orion. Among the trends the firm observed was a noticeable spike in ransomware and tactics used by its operators, increased cyberattacks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and a growing number of attacks on the retail and hospitality and healthcare industries.

*** CACI International has named Glenn Kurowski as its chief technology officer. Washington Technology has more on the move.

*** Artificial intelligence leaders from the Defense Innovation Unit, General Services Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Department of Agriculture will present at FCW's April 21 AI Workshop. See the full agenda and register here.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 13, 2021 at 2:52 AM


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