The FBI on Monday dropped its charges against Apple, in a legal battle that had the federal government attempting to force the company to unlock the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
Over a 17-month period, Healthcare.gov experienced 316 security incidents – none of which resulted in the leak of sensitive data or compromised systems – but the Government Accountability Office remains concerned that the technical controls that protect information flowing from the website to federal partners' data systems are inadequate.
The Veterans Affairs Department saw cyber intrusion attempts drop by more than 10 million attempts in February, but reported non-cyber data loss incidents increased significantly.
The European Space Agency established a new partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey last week in order to complement earth observing capabilities from the Landsat satellite series. The partnership will allow anyone to access complete Sentinel and Landsat data at no charge. The agencies plan to incorporate and converge the data sets in order to give users a more complete and accurate model.
The Department of Health and Human Services has created a cybersecurity task force to study ways of protectecting health data and connected medical devices following two years of escalating cyberattacks on health information systems.
The government's "cloud first" strategy turned five years old last month, marking a period when many agencies overhauled services by consolidating their data centers and moving programs to the cloud.
Unlike the federal government's typical major capital investments in information technology, the additional $37 million the Office of Personnel Management has requested for fiscal 2017 will result in incremental improvements over time, said OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert.
The Small Business Administration has appointed its first chief digital officer, Tracy Terrill.
To avoid waste, the Defense Department must improve tracking, management and security of its leased facilities, an audit found.
More than a third of business-critical workloads are accessed through a shared IP storage network, not a dedicated one, a new study found.