Tag Archives: Education Department

Biden Nominates Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary

Department of Education

Miguel Cardona, the commissioner of education for the state of Connecticut, has been nominated to serve as secretary of the Department of Education under President-elect Joe Biden's administration. If confirmed, Cardona will serve as the 12th secretary of education and oversee the Biden administration's efforts to address the education sector’s needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Seven Federal Agencies Respond to Sen. Maggie Hassan’s IT Modernization Inquiry

Sen. Maggie Hassan

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) asked 10 federal agencies in June about their efforts to modernize their legacy information technology systems and seven of those agencies responded. The Department of Defense (DoD), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) said they developed updated IT platforms. 

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Federal CISOs on Addressing Telework-Related Cybersecurity Challenges

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Chief information security officers at federal agencies are working to address cybersecurity challenges related to having a remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Venice Goodwine, CISO at the Department of Agriculture, discussed the need for CISOs to address the issue of data access and the role of zero trust in addressing the visibility question.

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Education Dept’s Steven Hernandez: AI Deployment Key to Building Zero-Trust Infrastructure

Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez, chief information security officer at the Department of Education, said that implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation will support the foundations of a zero-trust architecture, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Education Dept Focuses on IT Consolidation This Year; Jason Gray Quoted

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The Department of Education is beginning the second year of its effort to modernize information technology, with the focus now being consolidation, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Jason Gray, chief information officer of the department, said he wants to decrease its amount of cloud service providers to address administrative overhead and avoid having so many contract officers.

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