Nihal Krishan

Tech Reporter

Nihal Krishan is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He came to the publication from the Washington Examiner where he was the  Big Tech Reporter and has previously covered the tech industry at Mother Jones and Global Competition Review. Besides tech policy, he has also extensively covered national politics with a focus on the economy and campaign finance. His work has been published in the Boston GlobeUSA TODAYHuffPost, and the Arizona Republic, and he’s appeared on NPR, SiriusXM, and PBS Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School for Journalism, he learned to love biking and backpacking in the southwest. Nihal is a TCK who grew up in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, and Singapore. You can email him at nihal.krishan@fedscoop.com

Cyber

ICE launches investigation after data of more than 6,000 immigrants exposed

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The probe is being led by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility and Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Cyber

VA admits to improperly disclosing COVID-19 vaccine data for 500,000 staff

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The agency removed a spreadsheet containing personal details including vaccination status following an internal investigation.

Policy

GAO warns ICE has incomplete data on technology transfer risks from foreign students

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ICE has incomplete data on whether foreign students from nations including China pose risks for IP theft, according to a watchdog.

Cyber

Secret Service needs to make key improvements to zero trust effort says watchdog

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GAO says the agency should adopt IPv6 for its public-facing systems and update its zero-trust architecture implementation plans.

Workforce

FDIC appoints Sanjeev Purohit as new acting deputy CIO and CTO

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Purohit last month took over from Julie Berarducci, who has left federal government.

Policy

FedRAMP reform bill to be considered by Senate lawmakers in coming weeks

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The bipartisan FedRAMP Authorization Act has momentum in Congress and is likely to progress through the upper chamber, according to two senior policy experts with visibility of the legislation's progress.

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