• connected clouds (Shai_Halud/Shutterstock.com)

    Conflict-of-interest charges force pause in JEDI protest

    The allegations stem from the participation of two individuals in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement with strong ties to Amazon Web Services. 02/19/2019

  • cloud money (Lukiyanova Natalia frenta/Shutterstock.com)

    Cloud-based TMF projects ramping up

    Although the Technology Modernization Fund has awarded almost $60 million to four cloud projects so far, agencies are slow in spending it. 02/19/2019

  • DOD cloud

    Oracle counters DOD's single award argument for JEDI

    Oracle disputed the contracting officer's conclusion that a single-award contract will reap better terms for the Defense Department and that a single-award contract will be easier and less costly to secure and manage. 02/19/2019

  • phishing (DesignPrax/Shutterstock.com)

    Phishing lure snags 1 in 3 FHFA employees targeted

    Some staff at the Federal Housing Finance Agency failed to follow the proper response protocols when subjected to a fake phishing attack, auditors say. 02/15/2019

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    Can secure computation balance data privacy and utility?

    While legitimate fears about data vulnerability have limited agencies' attempts to share information, some are turning to new cryptographic techniques to protect privacy while data is processed. 02/15/2019

  • voting transparency (huseyinbas/Shutterstock.com)

    Election security ramps up for 2020

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is building a more permanent institutional capacity to tackle election security. 02/15/2019

  • weak passwords (m.jrn/Shutterstock.com)

    A secure relationship with passwords means not being attached to how you pick them

    Weak passwords may be the result of the endowment effect, in which people ascribe more value to things they already have and are reluctant to make adjustments -– even when those changes may provide more benefit. 02/14/2019

  • INDUSTRY INSIGHT
    modernization (iQoncept/Shutterstock.com)

    4 trends driving federal IT

    Transforming the delivery of citizen services, increasing cybersecurity and supporting automation is essential to meeting the administration’s goals for modernization. 02/14/2019

  • car exhaust (Arthito/Shutterstock.com)

    CO2 emissions data cities can actually use

    Cities trying to control carbon emissions can get help from a framework that estimates of annual and hourly CO2 emissions down to a resolution of 1 km. 02/14/2019

  • rural broadband (image by ShutterStock)

    White House unwraps broadband strategy

    The American Broadband Initiative aims to streamline permitting policies, lower the cost of wired and wireless build-outs and maximize the impact of federal funding. 02/13/2019

  • INDUSTRY INSIGHT
    enterprise network

    Start modernization projects with unified communications

    By moving toward a cloud-based unified communications system, agencies can make an instant impact that will provide immediate results and serve as a jumping off point for larger modernization efforts. 02/13/2019

  • military AI

    Pentagon outlines AI strategy

    The Defense Department plans to use rapid prototyping, increased research and development and targeted training and recruitment to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities. 02/13/2019

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