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NASA Eyes Commercial Partnerships for Next Space Station Development; Phil McAlister Quoted

Phil McAlister

NASA plans to partner with commercial companies for the development of future space-based facilities as the International Space Station nears the end of service life. Phil McAlister, the agency's director of commercial spaceflight, said at Nextgov’s Emerging Tech Summit that they anticipate the ISS's retirement within the decade's latter part.

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Former Defense Exec Lisa Porter: U.S. Should Not Limit Microelectronics Supply Chain

Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter, who formerly served as the deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said the U.S. government should contribute to international microelectronics standards rather than solely rely on the limited, domestic supply chain. She said relying purely on U.S.-made microelectronics is not feasible and establishes a false notion. 

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Anne Neuberger: Microsoft Exchange Hack Attribution, Follow-Up Action Coming Soon

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, hinted that the White House will release a formal attribution for the hack of Microsoft's Exchange email service in the coming weeks and what steps the government will take in response to the cyberattack. 

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CISA Adviser Josh Corman: Organizations Must Consider Importance of Product Security

Josh Corman

Josh Corman, senior adviser for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said at the recent RSA conference that organizations must consider appointing an executive who would oversee the security of software products. Corman said the need for a chief product security officer arises amid the software-centric nature of recent attacks.

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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

Rewards for Justice

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


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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