U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Thomas Hicks said on Dec. 3 that election security in the U.S. is “light years” ahead of where it was in 2016, but also emphasized there’s plenty more to do to ensure good security for the 2020 election cycle.
The Superpublic Innovation Lab – announced earlier this year – is now open in San Francisco. The lab seeks to foster innovation and progress for the city through cross-sector collaboration, bringing down the walls among academia, state, and Federal government leaders. The lab is a product of the partnership among the Office of Innovation, the […]
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently swore in John F. Kelly and Karen P. Tandy to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). “I welcome the new members to the advisory committee and hope they get to see the great work of our employees,” said Johnson. “And, I thank all the HSAC members for […]
The Department of Energy has started a podcast called “Direct Current”–telling stories of how the DOE generates and uses electricity, and what that means for the planet. The first episode discusses solar panels and the associated costs. Solar panels absorb energy from the sun and turn it into usable electricity. They do not give off […]
The General Services Administration will be partnering with the City Innovate Foundation, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and the U.S. Department of Commerce to create a 5,000-square-foot lab to foster technological collaboration between public and private entities. Called the Superpublic innovation lab, the project announced Tuesday is designed to improve technological capabilities for city and […]
Cyber criminal attack groups have increased their skills, staff, and resources in the past year, making their capabilities close to those of nation-state attackers, according to a Symantec cybersecurity report. Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), released Tuesday, provides an overview and analysis of the past year in global threat activity, including emerging trends […]
The Federal government is looking for ways to put the hammer down on health care data blockers and data hackers. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, told committee members at a March 22 congressional hearing that she has called for funding to “put some teeth around” going after data blockers. Until now, the Federal government […]