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10/18/2019
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Pentagon developing JEDI cloud deployment security guidance

Though the federal IT community is waiting with bated breath for the award of DOD's $10 billion JEDI contract, the department is not waiting around to draft cloud deployment security guidance for agencies' eventual move to the new enterprise cloud. Paul Jacob, a cybersecurity architect in the DOD CIO’s office, said Thursday the department is pushing forward with the cloud security guidance so it will be ready to go when an award is issued. Jacob jokingly referred to the guidance's 80 requirements across eight categories as a “zero-trust manifesto.” Dave Nyczepir has more.


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With AI, agencies have secondary responsibility of providing data for industry

Federal agencies are bullish on adopting artificial intelligence applications to better support their missions. But they also have a secondary responsibility to provide data to private industry and academia to fuel the nation's development of AI technology, according to U.S. CIO Suzette Kent and Lynne Parker, assistant director of AI in the White House‘s Office of Science and Technology Policy. The two discussed the importance of figuring out “how we make available the powerful data that are strategic assets of the federal government on behalf of its citizens," as Kent put it. "The agencies have a responsibility for ... making data available, responding to request from industry, supporting research and development," and more, Kent said. Billy Mitchell has the story.


‘Poor information technology implementation’ blamed for CPSC data exposure

Last week, CPSC’s inspector general released an audit that revealed the agency faced a pair of breaches in the past year "where PII … of thousands of people and businesses was released to unauthorized recipients." Now, the Senate Commerce Committee has issued a report that expands on information about the incidents, including the unauthorized disclosure of the personally identifiable information of roughly 30,000 consumers. Tajha Chappellet-Lanier takes you inside the report.


How designing federal websites for mobile may benefit the desktop user experience as well

The smaller displays and leaner operating systems have a way of focusing attention on what's most important, digital services experts say. Tajha has this one too.


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