The 1,600 employees of the National Science Foundation started working from home in March – a familiar story to so many across the country. But NSF might have been a little more prepared to make the switch.
If federal agencies were constantly on guard the past several years, as cyber-attacks grew in intensity and effectiveness, the past several months of the pandemic, has dumped fuel on that fire of fear and paranoia.
For the FDA, as for so many agencies, information technology is a big-ticket expenditure. The Health and Human Services inspector general examined FDA contracting officers dealing with one large deal, and found a few things to tighten up.
Intelligence analysis has long relied on data generated by people on the ground and signals in the air. Now the discussion within defense and intelligence circles centers on the potential of data available for sale, so-called commercial intelligence.
The last year has been transformative for federal cybersecurity. Amid the ongoing government wide initiative to achieve zero-trust, all agencies strove to bolster their defenses. On the other hand, adversaries continued to advance malicious cyber efforts.
The General Services Administration unveiled its Workplace Innovation Lab at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. with five furniture vendors to demonstrate what the office space of the future could look like.