Former DHS secretaries to propose major reforms streamlining resources for cybersecurity, coronavirus threats

The Future of DHS Project will address the coronavirus, sabotage of critical infrastructure and domestic terrorism.

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GSA’s coronavirus bot shows how RPA can supplement pandemic response

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 days ago

The agency needed to process a lot of data about infection counts in areas where it runs federal buildings. Robotic process automation (RPA) cut down a lot of repetitive, manual work that humans were doing.

For remote learning in government, coronavirus cyber training could prove transformational

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 week ago

With the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework as a guide, agencies can not only identify skills gaps but explore new ways of instruction.

Pentagon further restricts building access, boosting telework demand, after contractor dies

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

The Pentagon raised its in-person workforce restrictions to its second highest-level, HPCON-C, increasing the number of employees that will need teleworking to some degree.

Contractors demand maximum telework authority as coronavirus furloughs loom

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

“We’re really in uncharted territory here," said the attorney leading Ward & Berry's government contracts practice.

Assume ‘malicious parties’ are waiting to pounce on telework traffic, NIST tells agencies

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

Remote access technologies are, by nature, exposed to more external cyberthreats.

New funds for telework, IT support are part of OMB’s coronavirus response request

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

Several agencies need tens of millions more in supplemental funding for teleworking technology, a letter from OMB shows.

OMB tells agencies to ‘minimize’ face-to-face interactions, focus on ‘mission-critical’ work

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

Agencies have 48 hours to consider postponing or curtailing all other activities that can't be performed remotely, as the government adopts a more "aggressive posture" in response to COVID-19.

Some agencies finding they lack the bandwidth for ‘maximum telework’

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

One Department of Energy office plans to implement a staggered work schedule to reduce the strain on its systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DOD names permanent head of new background check agency

by Jackson Barnett • 2 weeks ago

The DOD has tapped William Lietzau to lead the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency as its first permanent director.

DOD networks, under ‘unprecedented’ strain, are more vulnerable to attacks, official says

by Jackson Barnett • 3 weeks ago

"With the increase in telework capability comes an increase in attack surface for our adversaries,” says Essye Miller of the CIO's office. "They are already taking advantage of the situation."

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