Cybersecurity

CISA confirms U.S. agencies affected by Pulse Connect VPN vulnerabilities

The cybersecurity firm FireEye suspects at least one of the campaigns it reported on operates on behalf of the Chinese government.

Cybersecurity

White House launches cybersecurity push targeting electricity sector

The pilot program to improve the cybersecurity of the nation's electricity infrastructure is part of a broader initiative focused on industrial control systems.

IT Modernization

Supply chain risk: Addressing a multitude of single points of failure

As recent attacks have demonstrated, supply chain risks extend to the software and update process as well.

Digital Government

Federal buildings, vehicles set to go green in Biden's $2T infrastructure package

Updates to federal facilities and an emphasis on electric vehicles are just part of the Biden administration's $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan announced on Wednesday.

IT Modernization

JADC2 needs to be Pentagon's 'big bet,' Flournoy says

Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy, said Joint All Domain Command and Control "needs to be one of the big bets that the Pentagon places" if it wants to be prepared for the future of warfare.

IT Modernization

GAO warns on cyber risks to power grid

The country's electrical systems are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks, according to government auditors, and there is uncertainty about the extent to which a localized attack might cascade through power distribution systems.

Cybersecurity

House panel advances industrial control systems bill

New legislation puts the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the center of federal response to threats to computerized industrial systems.

Cybersecurity

New bill looks to centralize CISA's role in ICS threat response

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) cited the recent cybersecurity incident at a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Fla., as the impetus for the legislation.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon issues cyber tasking order in response to Exchange hack

The Pentagon's new order to its agencies and commands aligns with the recent emergency directive issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Cybersecurity

Hafnium hack poses new long-term threat for already overtaxed cyber workers

Federal agencies still reeling from the effects of a massive hack involving SolarWinds may face a new challenge of evicting any adversaries that breached their networks through recently discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Exchange software.

Cybersecurity

Why the network compass is obsolete

Old labels for network traffic are out of date with government users connecting from devices outside traditional perimeters, but TIC 3.0 offers a new map.

Cybersecurity

CISA orders agencies to disconnect Microsoft Exchange on-prem servers

The government's leading cybersecurity agency is ordering all federal civilian agencies to provide a status report on its usage of Microsoft Exchange products by noon on Friday.

Cybersecurity

When water utilities get hacked, who should they call?

In the wake of a cybersecurity breach at a public water system, lawmakers have begun questioning what rules are in place to govern those facilities' cybersecurity and what changes may be necessary.

IT Modernization

Pentagon watchdog flags cyber issues in DEOS, JRSS

The Defense Department's testing and evaluation body has serious cybersecurity concerns when it comes to using commercial cloud offerings and the embattled Joint Regional Security Stacks effort.

IT Modernization

FERC proposes incentives for electric companies to improve cybersecurity

The new rule, proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, would subsidize electric companies that upgrade their cybersecurity infrastructure beyond the minimum requirements.

IT Modernization

DOD signals it could move on from JEDI if court battles drag out

The Pentagon is committed to enterprise-wide cloud capabilities at the unclassified, secret and top secret levels, but if a court case around the JEDI procurement doesn't go their way, DOD is signaling it could find other paths to the cloud.

IT Modernization

DISA to take over defense cloud implementation

The Defense Department's cloud office will have a new home at the Defense Information Systems Agency later this month.

IT Modernization

AWS renews JEDI protest

After a re-award to Microsoft by the Department of Defense of the enterprise cloud contract, Amazon Web Services is headed back to court.

IT Modernization

DISA unveils $11B IT 'Enclave' services solicitation

The Defense Information Systems Agency puts its much-anticipated $11.2 billion 'Enclave Services' contract for broad IT services out for industry to bid.

IT Modernization

Microsoft to launch top secret cloud

The company is waiting on government accreditation for the new top secret regions.

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