Treasury Department

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during the Financial Stability Oversight Council Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Financial Stability on June 6, 2024 in Washington, D.C. During her remarks Yellen spoke on the future impact of artificial intelligence on the economy. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Treasury seeks information on AI uses and risks in the financial sector

The RFI continues an agency push for “stakeholder engagement to improve our understanding of AI in financial services,” Secretary Janet Yellen says.
From left, GDIT’s Nisa Moore, the Treasury Department’s Sarah Nur, the State Department’s Gharun Lacy and Eileen Vidrine, formerly of the Air Force, participate in a panel discussion at a GDIT event on June 4, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group photo)

AI fuels rise in attacks from ‘unsophisticated threat actors,’ federal cyber leaders say

Officials from Treasury, State and the FBI say information-sharing is increasingly important as AI enables so-so hackers to level up.
CISA Director Jen Easterly testifies alongside Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Jan. 31, 2024 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Federal IT officials call on CISA for tougher standards, more coordination

Tech leaders from the VA and Treasury say their relationships with CISA have improved, but they’re looking for more top-down, specific guidance from the cyber agency.