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NIST Lays Out Roadmap for Developing Artificial Intelligence Standards

Nextgov (August 12, 2019) Federal standards for artificial intelligence must be strict enough to prevent the tech from harming humans, yet flexible enough to encourage innovation and get the tech industry on board, according to NIST. The agency released Aug. 12 its much-anticipated guidance on how the government should approach developing technical and ethical standards …

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Energy is Updating its Cyber Posture Assessment Tool

Nextgov (August 14, 2019) The Energy Department is upgrading its toolkit for measuring how effectively organizations protect themselves against cyberattacks. The department on Aug. 14 announced it would update the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model, a framework that helps federal agencies and private companies better assess the strength of their cyber defenses. The model was last …

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OMB, GSA Will Review All Agency IT Spend Reporting Tools Before Purchase

Nextgov (August 12, 2019) The Trump administration is pushing agencies to report all their IT spending through a standardized framework and is now standardizing the acquisition of the tools in support of that effort. OMB has already required by 2022 that all IT spending flowing through federal agencies must be categorized using a specific accounting …

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Why Zero Trust Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

FedTech Insider (August 5, 1019) The modern IT environment is changing. Applications are no longer strictly locked in data centers, and users are no longer always onsite.  Hybrid cloud, multicloud and mobile environments create new opportunities for efficiency and new cybersecurity challenges for federal agencies. These include increased attack surfaces, a poor user experience and unreliable visibility …

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