Tag Archives: Nextgov

OMB Federal CISO Chris DeRusha on Zero Trust, Government Efforts to Shift to New Model; Gregory Touhill Quoted

Chris DeRusha

Chris DeRusha, federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said zero-trust is centered on user verification, device validation and network access limitation and agencies have been shifting to the new framework for identity and credential access management (ICAM)

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Danielle Metz: CIOs Help Organizations Identify Network, Data Strategies

Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, the Department of Defense's deputy chief information officer for information enterprise, said she wants to change how organizations view the role of a CIO. Metz, who went from an acting role to a permanent one this year, said in an interview that CIOs help organizations formulate strategies with regard to networks, data centers and technical debt.

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State Department Harnesses AI Tech to Address Disinformation

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The State Department's Global Engagement Center uses artificial intelligence in efforts to address the fake news spreads and state-sponsored propaganda targeting the U.S. government. Daniel Kimmage, acting coordinator of GEC, said at a Foreign Policy event that the center uses AI to identify coordinated threats and understand the corresponding landscape.

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FAA Postpones Implementation of New Rules for Drone Tracking, Operations

Drone Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed the implementation of two new rules that will require operators of small unmanned aerial systems to register their UAS for remote identification tracking, and allow them to conduct drone operations over people and vehicles at certain times of the day. Both Remote ID and Operations Over People and at Night rules were finalized in Dec. 2020. 

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Major Stake in Government Executive Media Group Acquired by Growth Catalyst Partners; Peter Goldstone, Scott Peters Quoted

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Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP) has partnered with Hanley Wood, former GCP CEO and Peter Goldstone, a B2B information and data veteran, to acquire a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group (GEMG), the company announced on Monday

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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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Report: Coast Guard Interested in iPad Navigation Apps

The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a request for proposal for a course-plotting iPad application without special security requirements, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the nature of the purchase calls for cybersecurity safeguards to prevent malicious code or hackers from getting sensitive flight information or hijacking the …

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Report: The Federal Cyber Workforce is Aging

A report has just come out detailing the advanced age of the majority of cyber workers in the U.S. Federal government. The was released on Wednesday which found that nearly 80 percent of cybersecurity employees are over the age of 40, according to a Nextgov article. The report said that …

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