The Marine Corps is creating a Marine Expeditionary Force for information warfare, cyber and intelligence.
At NASA, no less than for other large organizations, operational technology systems such as rocket propulsion controls or air conditioning are becoming more automated. That means they’re on the IT network, which could face potential new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Laura Nicolosi, director of mission support at the NASA office of inspector general, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking to continue the momentum it’s gained in customer service rates, and strengthen security around sharing of taxpayer information with agency partners.
NASA has just awarded $17 million in contracts to eight companies that it thinks are on the verge of coming up with game-changing technologies for the future of commercial space flight. Stephen Jurczyk, the associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the agency targeted the contracts to firms with what it calls “tipping point” technologies — those that need a small funding boost to bring their systems to market.
A new study by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation found agencies are doing fairly well when it comes to security, but most agency websites are tough to use from mobile devices, many of them don’t comply with laws requiring them to be accessible to people with disabilities, and, in general they’re slow to load. Daniel Castro, vice president at ITIF, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that the websites’ sluggish behavior is partly because the White House has never set governmentwide benchmarks for speed.
Maybe President Trump should give his 30-day cybersecurity review a little more time now.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association shared some of the first images obtained from one of its new satellites, including video from its lightning mapper and ultraviolet imager.
The Homeland Security Department’s aerial border surveillance needs a little management attention. The Government Accountability Office says Customs and Border Protection needs to better assess how effective these tools are. Rebecca Gambler, GAO’s director of homeland security and justice issues, fills in the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Defense Science Board’s latest study on the state of cyber defense in the U.S. reached some worrying conclusions, both for civil infrastructure and for military capability.
Repperio founder and CEO June Marshall and company president Behrad Mahdi, join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk discuss how their company can help federal acquisition specialists do data driven market research. March 7, 2017
A committee within the Homeland Security Department is finalizing a new guide for agencies, state and local governments and other organizations involved in cyber breaches with best practices for notifying victims.
A new bill from House appropriators adds extra oversight to DoD’s electronic health records program, which is just being released on select bases.
Cybersecurity isn’t what it used to be. The rise of social engineering, the internet of things, and the convergence of the cyber and physical worlds mean the old model of building a virtual moat around your network castle isn’t so much obsolete as having been rendered a subset of the complete cybersecurity mission.
Robert Everett offers warnings against depending on static storage for data.
HHS’ Beth Killoran joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat where you can get live answers to how HHS is addressing priorities such as cloud computing and IT modernization.