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.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office is recommending the Department of Education to improve its cybersecurity systems, protect investments in higher education and ensure the well-being and education of U.S. school-age children.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Department of Education is planning to recognize two U.S. educators for the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award in May 2020. ED said in a document dated Sept. 5 that it plans to announce the award during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October and recognize the winners as part of Teacher Appreciation Week in May.Read More »
The Education Department has disclosed that it alloted $279M of funds for science, technology, engineering and math programs in fiscal year 2018, in compliance with President Trump's directive to increase access to STEM education.Read More »
President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law an appropriations package that would allocate $674B in fiscal 2019 funds for the Defense Department, USNI News reported Friday. The defense spending bill represents a $19.8B increase from the enacted fiscal 2018 budget and earmarks $24.2B in funds for 13 new combat ships that include three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, two Virginia-class attack submarines and three littoral combat ships.Read More »
The Senate voted 93-7 on Tuesday to pass a negotiated package that would allocate over $850B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. The decision came days after congressional negotiators reached a compromise on the appropriations package.