FCC

Have you ever thought it would be so much easier to turn the TV on without lifting a finger or even uttering a few words? In times when the remote is buried deep in the couch, brain-computer interfaces (BCI) will come in handy.

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cybersecurity

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published a report that details some of the security concerns of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN), as well as some of the ways to mitigate such concerns.

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TMF

Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana told House lawmakers today that she envisions promising payoffs over the next year from Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) investments spurred by Congress’s $1 billion cash infusion into the fund last year. 

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CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is working closely with industry and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to finalize its cyber performance goals, an agency official told lawmakers on September 15.

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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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cybersecurity

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today issued marching orders to Federal agencies to take action to comply with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance for the use of secure supply chain software, as ordered by President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order issued in May 2021.

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CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued its strategic plan for 2023 to 2025, setting forth four main goals of cyber defense, risk reduction and resilience, operational collaboration, and agency unification.

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The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs (OWCP) is well underway with efforts to improve customer-centric services by modernizing and transforming its claimant process.

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A Pentagon expert involved in implementing fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies for the military explained some of the standards-setting and cybersecurity challenges surrounding the technology during an address at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit on September 8.

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CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a new request for information (RFI) today looking for feedback on how to best implement cyber incident reporting requirements for critical infrastructure owners and operators.

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The Billington CyberSecurity Summit closed out day two with a discussion with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Senior Election Security Advisor, Kim Wyman, on the necessity of voting infrastructure protection in the upcoming national elections.

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Ann Dunkin

Having a strong “collective defense” – whether that’s a public-private partnership or an international alliance – is critical to defending against cyber adversaries and keeping all entities safe, according to Ann Dunkin, chief information officer (CIO) at the Department of Energy.

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Ukrainian government officials

Russia’s war on Ukraine has not singularly been a terrestrial battle. The war has also involved large-scale cyber operations – the first of its kind. However, Russia has been unable to achieve any prominent advantage in its cyber warfare efforts after its first attack. Ukrainian digital officials attribute this to their ‘secret ingredient’ – the Ukrainian IT Army.

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US tech

Work by the Biden administration’s Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) on a national cybersecurity strategy is “well underway,” said the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a report issued this week that features a timeline of the ONCD’s activities since mid-2021.

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DoD Pentagon Military

While the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program seeks to significantly improve the way its contractors store and protect sensitive data, it cannot direct industry on what actions they need to take to be CMMC compliant, said the DoD CMMC lead.

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Jen Easterly

The top Federal intelligence community and cybersecurity agencies this week issued a new software supply chain developers guide, and said they “strongly encourage” government agencies and software providers alike to follow the guidelines in order to improve security of the software supply chain.

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rural broadband 5g fcc -min

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on August 30 announced $105 million of grant funding to five Tribal communities in Arizona to expand the availability of broadband services.

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Quantum computing technology – still in its early infancy now but expected to change the landscape of computing forever once it matures over the next decade or more – is posing core questions that Federal government experts are trying to work through now to make the eventual transition manageable and effective.

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broadband 5g -min

Government and private sector experts offered different and sometimes conflicting views on how quickly to implement new applications and vendors into fifth-generation (5G) wireless communications supply chains during an August 30 event organized by ATARC and the Federal Mobility Group (FMG) Community of Practice chartered by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council.

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