Jose Rascon

MeriTalk

Jose Rascon is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced on Jan. 26 a successful disruption campaign by the agency against the Hive network that has conducted numerous ransomware attacks across American infrastructure and institutions.

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Robert Osmond, chief information officer (CIO) at the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), outlined this week how “agile everything” is the direction he wants the state tech agency to take with digital workflows.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is looking for nominees to staff up its new Federal Security Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC) created by legislation approved late last year that codified the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) into law.

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Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., are the asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to look at the risks that can arise when American firms do consulting work with both U.S.-based and China-based companies.

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As the Federal government continues to execute on fundamental shifts in network security strategies like the move to zero trust architectures, agency tech leaders are emphasizing the need to push back against the status quo of established technology thinking.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced in a new memo that its phasing out some guidelines from its Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) rules in an effort to streamline training and certification efforts for Federal contracting professionals.

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a call for comment on Jan. 18 seeking public input on ‘how companies’ data practices may impose outsized harm on marginalized or underserved communities.”

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Jose Rascon
MeriTalk