The future of drones depends on a built-in incentive for safety, users’ understanding of what they can and can’t do with drones, and an ongoing conversation in government about evolving as the industry evolves, according to Anthony Foxx, secretary of the Department of Transportation.
The General Services Administration announced that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government was issued a Provisional Authority to Operate by the Joint Authorization Board on Sept. 22, the first product to receive one through the new FedRAMP Accelerated program.
The White House Office of Personnel Management announced that Charles S. Phalen Jr. will be the director of the National Background Investigations Bureau starting Oct. 1.
The most important components for smart cities are engaging communities and forging partnerships, according to Federal officials.
Education received the highest amount of ransomware attacks this year, followed by government and health care, according to a BitSight report.
Certain types of “warrant-proof” encryption could pose significant danger to law enforcement’s ability to investigate and prosecute crimes, according to Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell.
In the endeavor to create a digital government, agencies and organizations should not let new technologies supersede the wants and needs of their users, according to experts.
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee’s cybersecurity working group doesn’t know what to focus on in terms of voting security less than two months from Election Day. “It’s not clear where to go or whether our group should do anything on this,” said member David Wagner, computer science professor at the University of California-Berkeley.
The Department of Commerce uses a system to encourage employees to report on the tools they’re using outside of the information security boundaries.
The White House named Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory Touhill as the Federal government’s first chief information security officer, bringing to a close an executive search that has gone on for more than seven months.