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Survey: More than Half the Tech Workforce Say Pandemic Hurting Career Progression

Survey: More than Half the Tech Workforce Say Pandemic Hurting Career Progression

Get the news for current and aspiring technology executives.More than half of employees of America’s largest tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google, believe the COVID-19 pandemic is hindering their career plans.According to a September survey, 53% of more than 1,600 employees polled at large American tech firms believe their career prospects have stalled due to coronavirus, driven largely by a dearth of networking opportunities.Slightly fewer than three in four professionals (74%) state they have not been able to network internally since March, when the majority of...

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Hackers Connected to China Have Compromised U.S. Government Systems, CISA says

Hackers Connected to China Have Compromised U.S. Government Systems, CISA says

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.Instead of spending resources building new malware tools, sophisticated cyber actors, including those affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security, are using known vulnerabilities and open-source exploits and have infiltrated federal government entities, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.“CISA analysts continue to observe beaconing activity indicative of compromise or ongoing access to Federal Government networks,” reads an the agency released Monday along with the FBI. CISA, housed within...

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What's Next for the House-Passed IoT Security Bill

What's Next for the House-Passed IoT Security Bill

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is hoping to expedite through the Senate that would require certain internet-connected devices purchased by the government to meet minimum security requirements. “We’re hoping to get the bill hotlined,” Warner, the bill’s sponsor, said on a call with reporters Tuesday. He said the goal is to get it passed through the Senate by unanimous consent. On Tuesday the House passed —introduced last March by Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill—which had come a long way in addressing on how to protect...

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We Need to Talk About Ventilation

We Need to Talk About Ventilation

Get the news for current and aspiring technology executives.I recently took a drive-through Covid-19 test at the University of North Carolina. Everything was well organized and efficient: I was swabbed for 15 uncomfortable seconds and sent home with two pages of instructions on what to do if I were to test positive, and what precautions people living with or tending to Covid-19 patients should take. The instructions included many detailed sections devoted to preventing transmission via surfaces, and also went into great detail about laundry, disinfectants, and the exact proportions of...

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Overhaul the Federal Hiring Process

Trump Signs Executive Order to Overhaul the Federal Hiring Process

Get the news for current and aspiring technology executives.President Trump on Friday signed an executive order to overhaul requirements federal agencies use when evaluating job candidates, seeking to downplay the importance of college degrees. The order requires agencies to increase the use of skill assessments and interviews with subject matter experts to determine an applicant's qualifications, rather than simply looking at educational achievements. Degree requirements will not go away entirely, and certain positions—such as those in medical, legal and certain technical fields—will still...

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The U.S. Election System Is Not Ready for Blockchain Technology … Yet

The U.S. Election System Is Not Ready for Blockchain Technology … Yet

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.The 2020 election cycle poses many challenges to election security, voter integrity, voter confidence and voter safety. Renewed efforts from threat actors to disrupt the elections process, combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, raise serious questions about what Election Day will look like.Many argue that integrating blockchain technology into the election process will address these new concerns and improve the integrity and security of elections. While efforts to leverage blockchain technology in elections are...

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Contact Tracing Demonstrates Need for National Privacy Laws, Lawmaker Says

Contact Tracing Demonstrates Need for National Privacy Laws, Lawmaker Says

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.Privacy rights should not be diminished in the name of public health, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said Thursday. McMorris Rodgers said digital contact tracing developed to track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic underscores the need for a national privacy framework. At an IBM Policy Lab webinar, McMorris Rodgers said state-by-state, patchwork privacy laws are inadequate for protecting privacy rights during the pandemic and beyond. She urged for the adoption of a national standard that would protect privacy without...

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Energy Unveils Blueprint for Nationwide, ‘Unhackable’ Quantum Internet

Energy Unveils Blueprint for Nationwide, ‘Unhackable’ Quantum Internet

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.The Energy Department on Thursday released a strategic to construct a potentially “unhackable” nationwide quantum internet. The plan to develop a prototype that relies on quantum mechanics to connect next-generation computers and sensors and underpin securely transmitted communications is the result of a workshop held by Energy in New York City in February. There, around 70 stakeholders from across sectors united to confront engineering and design barriers, pinpoint research needed and puzzle out how to transform existing, local...

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The Liability Plan to Hold Software Producers Accountable for Cybersecurity 

The Liability Plan to Hold Software Producers Accountable for Cybersecurity 

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.Congress should pass a law to hold companies accountable for developing information technology products that don’t follow cybersecurity best practices, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said. “Right now, especially on the software side, there's a rush to be first to market versus a focus on being secure to market,” Langevin, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on emerging threats, said in an interview with Nextgov. “We want to change that dynamic, flip it around so that the final goods assemblers have some skin in...

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab Tap into Supercomputing to Help Combat Coronavirus 

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab Tap into Supercomputing to Help Combat Coronavirus 

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.As researchers race to identify and unleash new scientific breakthroughs to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the Energy Department’s Summit supercomputer is playing a in the fight. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where Summit is housed, recently granted researchers emergency computation time to run through a database of existing drug compounds to see which combinations might prevent cell infection of COVID-19. The is still ongoing, but with the help of Summit, scientists were already able to perform simulations that resulted in...

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A Military-Funded Biosensor Could Be the Future of Pandemic Detection

A Military-Funded Biosensor Could Be the Future of Pandemic Detection

Get the latest federal technology news delivered to your inbox.Why are pandemics so hard to stop? Often it’s because the disease moves faster than people can be tested for it. The Defense Department is helping to fund a new study to determine whether an under-the-skin biosensor can help trackers keep up — by detecting flu-like infections even before their symptoms begin to show. Its maker, , says the sensor is on track to try for FDA approval by early next year.The sensor has two parts. One is a 3mm string of , a material whose network of polymer chains is used in some contact lenses and...

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