• 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

    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

    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

  • smart manufacturing (metamorworks/Shutterstock.com)

    NIST's how-to for blockchain-secured manufacturing

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology outlines its early recommendations for how modern manufacturing can be secured via blockchain. 02/13/2019

  • millennials (View Apart/Shutterstock.com)

    How the census will reach the new urban millennials

    With young urban renters unlikely to respond to nudges by mail, phone or strangers at the door, the Census Bureau is developing social media and other internet publicity that will encourage potential respondents to log in and fill out a form. 02/13/2019

  • AI IoT (sdecoret/Shutterstock.com)

    Trump launches AI leadership plan

    The executive order appears designed to prepare the federal government for what many experts believe will be a global race for AI dominance. 02/12/2019

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