Karen Evans, assistant secretary of the Department of Energy’s cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response office, cited public-private partnerships as vital for critical industries like the energy sector, Nextgov reported Friday.Read More »
The federal government will host the Global City Teams Challenge/Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Expo on July 10 to 12 to demonstrate new technologies to address the challenges to public safety and services. The event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., aims to gather municipal governments and their tech partners from across the world, DHS said Thursday.Read More »
President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency to address threats posed by foreign adversaries to the country's information and communications technology and services. The EO prohibits transactions involving ICT and related services that pose national security risks and threats to the security and resiliency of the U.S. critical infrastructure and digital economy, the White House said Wednesday.Read More »
The Department of Defense and civilian agencies would get approximately $87.8B in combined funds for information technology spending under President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2020. Civilian agencies would get $51B in IT budget for fiscal 2020 and DoD would receive $36.7B, according to supplemental budget information in the White House’s Analytical Perspectives report.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that divides into four categories 26 long-range threats to U.S. national security identified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State. Those categories are dual-use technologies; weapons; events and demographic changes; and political and military advancements of adversaries, GAO said Thursday.Read More »
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has issued the seventh iteration of its Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard, which shows that 11 agencies saw improvement in their letter grades. Thirteen federal agencies maintained their scores, according to the biannual scorecard released by the House panel.