Cybersecurity

National Cyber Director’s office sheds light on forthcoming cybersecurity strategy

Building a more resilient cyber ecosystem tops the list, according to a top official from the office tasked with leading the initiative. 

How the cyber ambassador in waiting plans to control $1.5 billion for open networks

The recently passed “CHIPS and Science Act” funds a grants program that the new State Department official will have a key role in steering, including to telecom networking firms.

TMF announces over $26 million for three projects

The Technology Modernization Fund is making good on its promise earlier this year to support projects focusing on improving public-facing digital services.

Cross-agency group explores where government should go next with identity verification

A new report and simulation tool to help officials identify trade-off considerations for different methods.

National Computer Forensics Institute up for reauthorization

The proposal would continue NCFI’s services through 2028 for any government employee who could help prevent or investigate cyber crimes.

Senators introduce bill to ensure resiliency of federal data centers

The proposal would establish baseline safeguards for cybersecurity and physical issues like natural disasters.

Lawmakers question DOJ’s National Security Division on cybersecurity, surveillance

The House Judiciary Committee raised concerns over  three hostile foreign actors that breached court systems in early 2020, in addition to questions about the surveillance of Americans.

Faster attacks have Cyber Command looking to add all-too-scarce experts

“I think the only way that I'm going to be able to do that in the near term is to grow the workforce myself,” command official says.

A Navy cyber effort is fixing thousands of holes—and building tech talent

A 10th Fleet operation gives tech-curious reservists some training and a real-world mission.

Leveling the field for federal cyber talent

The federal government's top human resources official wants agencies to be on an "equal footing" when it comes to hiring cybersecurity professionals.

The Biden administration wants to standardize how the U.S. conducts cyber operations

The White House is reviewing a Trump administration policy that made it easier for U.S. Cyber Command to conduct offensive cyber operations.

Achieving incident response maturity is critical for effective threat management

Agencies should take the principles outlined in CISA's playbooks and make them their own.

Biden signs bill creating federal cybersecurity rotational program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

Former DOD cyber official loses bid for Congress despite Trump’s backing

Katie Arrington, who led a Defense Department push to bring 300,000 contractors into compliance with cyber hygiene policies, lost her race to oust a Republican incumbent in a South Carolina congressional primary.

5 ways to proactively protect government networks

Adversaries appear to launch attacks with impunity, and their newfound speed and aggression has had a damaging impact on our national security.

IRS leader explains why the IRS went to ID.me 

The agency needs to be able to identity proof online users at a certain level to be able to offer a full menu of online services, Rettig told lawmakers.

The Army wants to re-do how it manages cyber risk

The service is working to stand up a risk management council in the coming month.