Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 November)

Further Reading “Trump’s refusal to begin the transition could damage cybersecurity” By Joseph Marks — The Washington Post. Former executive branch officials, some of whom served at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are warning that the Trump Administration’s refusal to start the transition to the Biden Administration may harm the United States’ (U.S.) ability … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 November)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 November)

Further Reading “ICE, IRS Explored Using Hacking Tools, New Documents Show” By Joseph Cox — Vice. Federal agencies other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Intelligence Community (IC) appear to be interesting in utilizing some of the capabilities offered by the private sector to access devices or networks in the name of … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 November)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 November)

Further Reading  “Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows” By Amanda Seitz — Associated Press News. Given the hostile treatment women and minorities in the United States face on social media, it is not a surprise that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has faced a barrage of sexist, racist, and xenophobic invective online.“The Untold … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 November)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: Defending our DemocracyOne can register … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (21 August)

Coming and Recent Events (5 August)

Still on holiday, but just a quick post on some recent hearings of interest and some future ones of interest. Coming Events On 6 August, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting to likely consider the following items:C-band Auction Procedures. The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would adopt procedures for … Continue reading Coming and Recent Events (5 August)

10th Federal IT Scorecard Released

I'm on holiday, so just a short post. On 3 August, the House Oversight and Reform Committee's Government Operations Subcommittee held its most recent biannual hearing on how United States government agencies are faring in meeting the metrics as laid out in a few key statutes on information technology (IT) development, security, transparency, and other … Continue reading 10th Federal IT Scorecard Released

House Starts Consideration of Its NDAA

The House will consider scores of amendments to change US technology policy, including a number of implement the recommendations of a congressional cybersecurity panel. However, some may not be in the final NDAA. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates … Continue reading House Starts Consideration of Its NDAA

National Cyber Director Hearing

The primary committee of jurisdiction over a bill to create a White House Cyber Director held a hearing on the ramifications of creating just such a position.   First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. … Continue reading National Cyber Director Hearing

OMB Submits Annual FISMA Report On Federal Cybersecurity, Noting 8% Fewer Incidents

The federal civilian government’s cybersecurity metrics keep trending in positive directions, a development the Administration claims can be attributed to its policies.   First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. This week, the Office of … Continue reading OMB Submits Annual FISMA Report On Federal Cybersecurity, Noting 8% Fewer Incidents