Technology

Senate Commerce Panel Discusses Cybersecurity Act at Hearing

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony from government officials and private sector representatives on Thursday regarding the Cybersecurity Act of 2013, FedScoop reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes lawmakers at the hearing  agreed that the bill resulted from a collaborative effort and that both industry and government should continue the …

Read More »

Pentagon Proposes Commercial Spectrum Sharing Arrangement

The Defense Department has offered to share portion of its spectrum with mobile carriers and the Federal Communications Commission has called for public feedback on the proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Alina Selyukh writes the Pentagon offered to rearrange its systems within the 1755-1780 and 2025-2110 megahertz airwaves and compress programs …

Read More »

A2LA to Audit FedRAMP 3rd Party Reviews; Dave McClure Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has selected the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation to assess third-party reviews of cloud computing providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP approach works to assess, authorize and monitor cloud products and services with the goal of helping the government reduce …

Read More »

State Dept Launches Arms Control, Inspection Tech Challenge

The State Department has begun a contest that seeks mobile applications and other tools that can help U.S. inspectors monitor foreign nations’ adherence to arms control treaties, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes information about the agency’s Innovation in Arms Control Challenge was posted Monday on the Innocentive website. According …

Read More »

DHS Could Award Grants for Cyber Framework Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security could award federal grants and rate increases to companies in price-regulated industries if they adopt the department’s voluntary cybersecurity framework, Fierce Government IT reported Sunday. David Perera writes a DHS report dated June 21 details tax incentives and direct subsidies as possible second-tier rewards. Other …

Read More »

HHS Unveils Federal Health IT Progress Report

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a progress report on the agency’s planning and implementation of health information technology programs, Fed Scoop reported Monday. Colby Hochmuth writes the HHS Office of the National Coordinator published a report in June detailing the department’s progress in promoting electronic patient …

Read More »