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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.


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.