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Kate Macri

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Kate Macri is a staff writer/researcher for GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where she primarily covers the Department of Homeland Security.

Prior to joining the team in June 2020, she covered the video game industry and small businesses for Zenger News. She also covered banking and finance news for Banking Dive, a B2B media publication based in Washington D.C., and reported logistics, supply chain and shipping news for Supply Chain Dive.

If she isn't boxing or walking her boxer, you can find Kate with her nose in a Stephen King novel, slaying monsters in the world of Final Fantasy or waiting for a blue public call box to land in her front yard.

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Automation, Agile and DevOps could be the blueprints for IT modernization.

A new report lists the biggest weaknesses in the ICT supply chain and what private and federal IT leaders can do to eliminate them.

The organization is working on digital forensic technologies to support cybersecurity.

CISA and a DHS S&T Center of Excellence will develop a nationwide network of cyber institutes for budding cyber professionals.

Strong supplier relationships and accurate data will make or break supply chains as federal agencies modernize their IT.

Leaders discuss execution of cybersecurity is just as important as modernized systems.

The agency is exploring the benefits of technologies like AI, blockchain and RPA in federal procurement.

DHS and the IRS use the technology to streamline IT operations.

The Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate's centers of excellence are supporting forward-leaning issues through technology innovation.

Using more automation can help federal agencies improve quality of data.

DHS will be a key leader for IT supply chain security efforts, according to a new report.

DHS Deputy CTO Brian Campo said zero trust is all about how you control your data.

The last thing federal agencies, especially health agencies, should do is allow their cyber vigilance to slip.

Through a new website, the agency aims to educate and update travelers on how it uses the NIST-approved facial-recognition technology.

Cybersecurity basics and risk management are key elements of IT supply chain security.

Described as a forward-leaning agency, digital transformation at the agencies ultimately came down to culture.

Rep. Michael Burgess' own health care focuses have shifted in light of the pandemic.

Local municipalities can better detect precursor chemicals from homemade bombs before they detonate.

Federal agencies can't compete with the private sector when it comes to salary. But there are other ways to appeal to IT professionals.

One of the biggest barriers to successful DevOps and Agile processes is a lack of communication and organizational silos.

Artificial intelligence, facial recognition and machine learning could streamline and accelerate technology amid the pandemic.

A new report provides an update on two major IT modernization efforts at DHS.

Veterans Affairs saw a 1,000% increase in telehealth visits since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Coast Guard deployed the new EHR system at four pilot sites in California this month.

The directorate's IT modernization efforts are still on schedule despite challenges amid the pandemic.

Frameworks including zero trust and edge security can vastly improve government cybersecurity.

The pandemic has changed the way federal organizations think about DevOps and adaptability.

Federal officials advised agencies to rethink their cybersecurity strategies in terms of data and disinformation.

Senior federal officials urge colleagues to adopt a human-centric approach to security.

Zero trust is more than verifying users, it's also verifying infrastructure.

Best practices leverage agility for keeping data secure as federal agencies move away from legacy IT systems.

AI and automation are helping the agencies streamline their cloud strategies.

DHS and DARPA are using AI to address public health concerns.

Resources and talent only go so far if you're not aware of which systems are most vulnerable and still clicking on phishing emails.

Defense agencies tackled intricate cybersecurity challenges to prepare for remote work.

For many agencies, extended telework policies may require reevaluation of cyber risk posture.

Senior officials from DHS, DOJ and the FBI say smart data practices help them telework more efficiently.

George Washington University's program will focus on transitioning security technology prototypes to usable products.

The Science and Technology Directorate continues to explore new ways to alleviate the pandemic.

As weather patterns change rapidly, the federal agency looks to update data for its flood analysis more quickly and efficiently.

The Science & Technology Directorate sees improvements for quickly approving mobile apps for government use.

As agencies increase connectivity capabilities, they also increase their cyber risk.

Following major cyber incidents, cybersecurity experts push for CISA support and a National Cyber Director.

As government agencies go digital, increased cyber risks require a holistic approach.

Congressional representatives say the position would be the best way for the U.S. to prevent and address cyber incidents efficiently.

CISA and NSA provide guidance for how federal agencies can address critical vulnerabilities in their networks.

CBP is using an integrated cloud approach in support of the national security mission across its agencies.

GSA officials explained how mission-driven IT allows federal agencies to pivot more quickly during times of crisis.

With phishing and the upcoming election, securing infrastructure remains a top necessity that initiatives like TIC 3.0 will advance.

The agency saw substantial improvements in how it applies technology to better service veterans.