Acquisition

Lawmakers ask Biden to make sure DOD follows climate rules

The Pentagon has said it will not seek an exemption to the climate goals.

Defense

DISA's assistant to the director to retire in April

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, the Defense Information Systems Agency's assistant to the director, is retiring this spring.

Workforce

Exit interview: Angie Bailey

Angie Bailey was the chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security as it built and launched its own personnel system for cybersecurity personnel. Here's some of what she learned about the government's ability to recruit and retain cybersecurity and IT talent.

Cybersecurity

EPA leading White House effort to secure the water sector against cyberattacks

This is the third in a series of 100-day sprints to shore up industrial control systems used in critical infrastructure.

Defense

The Navy's plan to crack down on data duplication

Tom Sasala, the Navy Department's chief data officer, said the service has been targeting duplicative data sets in financial systems.

Cybersecurity

SEC looks to expand cyber coverage

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a new look at how it asks publicly traded companies to disclose cybersecurity risks.

Defense

DISA awards Thunderdome zero trust prototype

The defense IT agency has been crafting requirements for its foray into zero trust, called Thunderdome, and awarded Booz Allen Hamilton $6.8 million to develop a prototype leveraging software defined wide area networks.

Cybersecurity

White House starts the clock on zero trust adoption

Agencies will have to meet specific zero trust security requirements by the end of fiscal year 2024 under a new policy memo, including updates to identity policies that will affect how federal employees access systems and applications.

Workforce

Diversity and the cyber workforce

Data shows that the federal cybersecurity workforce is less diverse than the government overall, but addressing the disparity will take more than hiring more diverse employees, say DEIA experts and federal tech executives.

Acquisition

Biden administration touts ‘significant progress’ in Made in America Office's first year

The office’s purpose is to coordinate federal efforts and maximize the use of domestic goods by taxpayer-funded federal agencies when appropriate.

IT Modernization

Survey: CIOs aren't banking on TMF for modernization

A survey of federal CIOs by the Professional Services Council found that tech officials were not prioritizing TMF funding for IT modernization projects.

Cybersecurity

CISA preps update to the zero trust maturity model

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will update its zero trust maturity model to assist agencies in meeting goals outlined in the cybersecurity executive order released last year, an official said Tuesday.

Cybersecurity

Ransomware to overtake phishing as top cause for data compromises, report says

A new report says 2021 set a record for data breaches, but increasingly notifications to victims and authorities often lack transparency, hindering investigations.

Digital Government

Citizen satisfaction with federal government services hits all-time low

The American Customer Satisfaction Index 2021 Federal Government Report showed citizen satisfaction in government services in a freefall over the last four years, with declines across all driving indicators of satisfaction.

Digital Government

No easy fix for ID verification for government benefits

While states are looking for turnkey solutions to qualify applicants for government programs, many individuals without the right credentials can fall between the cracks.

Defense

A USAF initiative for the hybrid workplace

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center in Joint Base San Antonio has been transitioning to a hybrid work environment for two years, shrinking physical facilities by 40%.

Workforce

Court block of contractor vaccine mandate does not bar workplace safety measures

A block of the Biden administration's order that contractors be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test regularly has been in place since December.

Workforce

OPM issues guidance to ensure 67,000 feds make at least $15 per hour

Agencies have until the end of this month to exercise special pay rates to implement a $15 minimum wage, in accordance with a Biden administration executive order.

Defense

DISA preps for a diverse hybrid cloud environment

The Defense Information Systems Agency is experimenting with using commercial containers in data centers to help prepare for a multi-vendor, multi-capability cloud environment.

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