Jerry Markon

MeriTalk

CISA

Federal agencies are engaged in “a tremendous amount of work” to meet requirements to move to zero trust security architecture as laid out in President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order issued last year, even as some agencies are struggling with initial steps to begin that transition, a top Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) official said Wednesday.

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Congress should shore up the role of the Federal chief information officer (CIO) and consider enshrining the position into law to help improve the government’s often troubled management of IT, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report.

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quantum computing
CISA

A Federal advisory committee this week approved a set of recommendations to help the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) protect critical infrastructure, even as the panel criticized some of the government’s current efforts to do so as unfocused and lacking clear national goals.

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NSF

One of the Federal government’s foremost technology professionals has a message for innovators seeking to transform Federal organizations and systems: don’t be afraid to fail.

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IRS

President Biden is vowing to sign the Inflation Reduction Act this week after a divided House of Representatives on Friday approved the legislation that backers hope will help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rebuild its antiquated technology systems.

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Cybersecurity cyber

Leading technology and security companies are banding together to share tools and products to better guard against cyberattacks, saying their security teams are spending more time correlating a blitz of unintegrated data than detecting and responding to threats.

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IRS

The Chips and Science Act approved by the House and Senate last week – and expected to be signed by President Biden next week – has generated a lot of headline news on the chips side of the legislation, including $52 billion of government funding to incentivize semiconductor makers to build new plants in the United States.

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Jerry Markon
MeriTalk