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Isabel Guzman delivers remarks after President-elect Joe Biden announced her as his nominee for head of the Small Business Administration at The Queen theater on Jan. 8, 2021 in Wilmington, Del. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SBA pushes back timeline to implement GAO privacy recommendation

Sen. Ernst, ranking member of the chamber’s Small Business Committee, has been critical of the agency’s privacy standards around personally identifiable information.
The Eccles Building of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and of the Federal Open Market Committee is pictured June 2, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images)

Fed, SEC need more consistent blockchain coordination, GAO says

Priority open recommendations from the watchdog ding the financial regulators for lacking consistency in mechanisms to identify and respond to blockchain risks.
Department of Labor CISO Paul Blahusch, center, and NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Director Cherilyn Pascoe, right, participate in a CyberTalks panel on Nov. 16, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group photo)

Federal cyber leaders proceed with caution on AI as a defensive tool

Agency IT leaders warn of the technology’s tendency to bring in bad data, underscoring the need for “risk-based approaches” and human involvement.
The Orion crew module test capsule rests in the well deck aboard the USS San Diego (LPD-22) at Naval Base San Diego following the Underway Recovery Test 11 in San Diego on Feb. 28, 2024. In preparation for NASA’s Artemis II-crewed mission around the Moon, the Underway Recovery Test 11 allowed the testing of Orion spacecraft recovery procedures with the mission’s astronauts aboard during day and night recovery at sea. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP / Getty Images)

NASA balks on timeline to incorporate cyber into spacecraft acquisition policies

The space agency pushed back on some GAO recommendations for NASA’s administrator to update acquisition requirements to better reflect cybersecurity threats.