DISA seeks toolkit to implement a key piece of its zero trust framework

The Defense Department's information technology agency is asking for info on software products for a potential contract to support its Comply-to-Connect Program.

The challenges of collective cyber defense

The federal government can leverage existing tools to meet some of the most demanding operational challenges posed by the national cybersecurity strategy.

Vendors prepare to spend more on cybersecurity under new rules

Despite some complaints about the White House's new tack, industry leaders say most recognize the need for better defenses.

NIH automated biomedical office teases small biz cybersecurity contract

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences is on the hunt for a small business contractor to provide cybersecurity services.

Sketching out the rules for offensive cyber operations

The White House released the first-ever National Cybersecurity Strategy this week. It leaves the door open for more defined use cases for cyber operations.

TMF invests over $40M to improve cybersecurity and digital services

The Technology Modernization Fund’s most recent investments will go to the Social Security Administration, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

DOD updates job qualifications for cyber workers

Defense’s updated plan focuses on role-specific requirements and comes as the agency’s cyber workforce strategy is slated for imminent release.

CISA teases industry day for operational strategy support

The cybersecurity agency is planning to field a multiple award schedule contract for consultant services to help shape its operational strategy.

National Cyber Director to retire next week

Chris Inglis will retire almost two years after beginning the job.

Building accountability into the coming spyware ban

A long-anticipated executive order to block foreign commercial spyware should also come with accountability for companies that neglect cybersecurity best practices.

Tougher cybersecurity rules may be more than a year away—but don’t wait to get ready

Contractors should prepare for independent checks on their data systems, and maybe for more reporting requirements as well.

Making risk work for you

Why cybersecurity risk management requires more than just threat mitigation.

Hackers to get a crack at systems running the Pentagon in new bug bounty

Hack the Pentagon 3.0 will focus on the operational technologies within Defense Department headquarters.

Omnibus spending bill includes a ban of TikTok on government devices

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told FCW on Monday that Congress might have more work to do regarding national security implications of popular video-sharing app TikTok in the next session of Congress.

Shifting left on day one

An IT modernization bill currently moving in Congress would be improved by a focus on building security into software from the very start of the development lifecycle.