Report: Agencies ahead of industry implementing zero-trust security

About 86% of agencies increased their zero-trust budgets and 66% implemented multi-factor authentication, according to an Okta-commissioned report.

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FDIC prioritizing internal modernization says acting chief innovation officer 

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Brian Whittaker says the FDIC will reorient itself to become better prepared internally to supervise fintech companies.

Inflation Reduction Act to include $4.8B for IRS to beef up IT systems

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The bill includes funding for the Internal Revenue Service to modernize its IT business systems and digital asset monitoring. 

Health experts seek separation of IT and policy contracts at national organ transplant network

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Health IT experts have called for the federal government to separate the technology and policy arms of the United Network for Organ Sharing.

GSA to set baseline requirements for cloud providers through Ascend

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Requirements will emphasize Cloud Smart objectives and cybersecurity supply chain risk management while providing agencies an open source experience.

GSA’s Carnahan, other federal IT leaders met with House majority leader to discuss TMF funding

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The conversation with Rep. Hoyer is understood to have focused on how best to support and expand the work of the fund.

Senate passes bill to crack down on conflicts of interest in federal contracting

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The bill sets new federal contracting disclosure requirements and expands authorities for federal contracting officers.

FCC and NTIA overhaul spectrum coordination agreement

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The agencies sign a memorandum of understanding intended to increase cooperation and promote more efficient use of spectrum.

Lawmakers blast DHS watchdog for abandoning Jan. 6 Secret Service investigation and covering it up

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“The Committees have obtained new evidence that your office may have secretly abandoned efforts to collect text messages from the Secret Service more than a year ago."

US Digital Service calls for outdated organ transplant system’s shakeup: report

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USDS identified three alternatives to the Organ Procurement Transplant Network, which has crashed a total of 17 days since 1999.

IT and tech industry groups applaud passage of semiconductor CHIPS Act

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Major federal government contractors like IBM anticipate using the funds to boost U.S. leadership in semiconductor innovation.