Cybersecurity

FCC commissioner calls for tighter restrictions on DJI drones

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr called for prohibiting Universal Service Fund dollars from being used to purchase DJI equipment and suggested the company be placed on its covered list.

Cybersecurity

Scaling up secure, single sign-on

With nearly $187 million in Technology Modernization Fund investment, GSA will increase Login.gov’s cybersecurity for current and future users, add equitable identity verification and in-person options for vulnerable populations and make it easier for agencies to provide Login.gov to more citizens.

Cybersecurity

Joint cyber advisory issued for water treatment facilities

To help water and wastewater utilities protect their IT and operational technology systems from cyberattack, the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and National Security Agency have outlined steps facilities can to take steps to defend themselves.

Cloud & Infrastructure

CISA releases final TIC 3.0 remote user use case

The guidance gives federal agencies instructions on applying network and multi-boundary security for remote users.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Driving AI innovation through a National Research Cloud

The NRC will provide affordable access to high-end computational resources, large-scale government datasets in a secure cloud environment and a close partnership between academia, government and industry.

Cybersecurity

Challenge seeks mobile fingerprint capture tech for responders

The Mobile Fingerprinting Innovation Technology Challenge aims to inspire the development of commercial and open source applications and hardware accessories that will allow law enforcement officers capture high-quality fingerprints with a mobile device.

Data & Analytics

Chief data officers making strides in federal agencies

The maturity and capacity of increasingly experienced federal CDOs are helping them make progress implementing the Federal Data Strategy, a new survey shows.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How the cloud eased VA’s COVID pains

During the height of the pandemic, the Department of Veteran Affairs moved its increasingly popular video telehealth service to the cloud, one of about 100 applications scheduled to be migrated by the end of 2024.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DHS financial systems modernization still years away

Because the initial challenge of blending financial management for 22 separate agencies was so huge, “there is still a long way to go," one GAO official said.

Cybersecurity

Latest TMF awards underscore cybersecurity

Of the seven new Technology Modernization Fund awards announced Sept 29, four are dedicated to improving cybersecurity, primarily through the transition to zero-trust solutions.

Data & Analytics

Saildrone helps NOAA capture hurricane data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sent the Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 into Sam’s path to collect data to help scientists better understand the nature of hurricanes.

Emerging Tech

Can Minecraft promote worldwide biotech?

In Farmcraft 2.0, players will create agricultural systems that mimic real-world production, trade and environmental conditions, including the use of agricultural biotechnology.

Data & Analytics

The pickup truck that’s driving climate data monitoring

The Center for Multiscale Applied Sensing at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s has outfitted a pickup truck with atmospheric monitoring instruments so researchers can easily relocate their sensing and analysis equipment as they study urban microclimates.

Cybersecurity

Striking the right balance for cyber incident reporting

Information sharing is important when dealing with ransomware, but reporting requirements should not to overburden agencies or industry, CISA’s chief says.

Data & Analytics

FCC’s progress on improving broadband access data

While the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to accurately map areas that lack broadband access, it faces challenges developing a precise location fabric, according a recent GAO report.

CDC eyes electronic verification of staff vaccinations

CDC is looking for a way to authenticate COVID-19 vaccine data on its employees and to provide proof of recent tests for employees traveling abroad.

Emerging Tech

NASA leans into AR to give astronauts more autonomy

Augmented reality tools will help astronauts inspect and maintain equipment without help from mission control.

Data & Analytics

NASA wants app to monitor, analyze employee vaccinations

NASA is looking for a smartphone app that would not only allow its 18,000 employees to display their vaccination status when entering a NASA facility, but also help the space agency efficiently survey, report and analyze data on the immunization status of its workforce.

Data & Analytics

Real-time intelligent software can help the VA save lives

Software powered by clinical and administrative business intelligence thats allow real-time monitoring and timely action can help prevent veteran suicide.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA plans cloud marketplace

The one-stop shop cloud marketplace would feature both post-award contract management tools and professional IT services, along with basic requirements to ensure cloud solutions comply with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

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