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Trump, Tech Execs Meet to Discuss Govt Computing Modernization Strategies

High-ranking executives of 18 U.S. technology firms met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible ways to increase efficiency of computing systems in the government, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report said attendees of the meeting include leaders of Amazon, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Alphabet, Apple, Kleiner Perkins and Qualcomm. They …

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Federal Agency Participants Develop Virtual Assistant Prototypes Under GSA’s Citizen Tech Initiative

The General Services Administration has hosted a “hackathon” that gathered participants from various federal agencies to build prototypes of artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants such as voice-activated systems, chatbots, intelligent websites and automated call centers. Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement programs at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, wrote in an blog post published …

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36-Year Army Vet Keith Kellogg to Serve as Acting Natl Security Adviser

Keith Kellogg, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the C4 directorate at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been appointed to serve as national security adviser on an acting basis, the White House announced Monday. President Donald Trump made the appointment shortly after his former national security adviser Michael …

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HHS Adds 9 Members to Health IT Advisory Committees

The Department of Health and Human Services has elected new members to the department’s Health Information Technology Standards Committee and Health Information Technology Policy Committee. HITSC recommends standards, implement specifications and confirm criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health data while HITPC suggest policies for the adoption of a …

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Trend Micro Detects Email-Based Attack on NATO, US Defense Agencies

Researchers at Trend Micro have detected a new email-based attack that has targetted U.S. defense agencies and a NATO member. Attackers are using a Java zero-day vulnerability to target high-profile organizations as part of the Pawn Storm campaign, Trend Micro said Sunday. The attack takes advantage of a vulnerability in …

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GSA Tweaks FedRAMP Ahead of June Deadline; Maria Roat Comments

The General Services Administration plans to release an updated list of governmentwide cybersecurity requirements under its Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program, Federal News Radio reported Feb. 28. Jason Miller writes the revision to the baseline security standards comes ahead of a June deadline for agencies to use only FedRAMP …

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