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Edward Graham

Staff Reporter, Nextgov

Edward Graham
Edward Graham is a technology reporter for Nextgov, where he reports on national security technologies and policies, the Department of Veterans Affairs and election security issues. He received his master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2016.
Business

Microsoft, Other Defense Firms Team Up for Modeling & Simulation Work

Lockheed, BAE Systems, and other firms are using the Seattle giant's Azure cloud platform to develop training and what-if tools.

Business

Senator to Elon Musk: 'Fix Your Companies. Or Congress Will'

The SpaceX and social-media mogul mocked Sen. Ed Markey’s concerns about Twitter verifying fake accounts.

Threats

No ‘Specific or Credible’ Cyber Attacks Hurt Election's Integrity, CISA Says

Despite “a handful” of DDoS attacks targeting state and local election websites and some technical glitches affecting voting equipment, CISA says it saw “no activity” that should undermine faith in the election results.

Defense Systems

Pentagon on Track to Award $9B Cloud Contract in December

The Pentagon’s Chief Information Officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

Threats

Former CISA Head: Election Lies Are a 'Risk to Democracy'

Election misinformation is a “tactical and strategic" threat, as are the election deniers running for office, Chris Krebs said.

Threats

Every State But One Uses Federally Banned Foreign Tech, Report Says

More than 1,600 state and local government entities have purchased products or services from blackballed Chinese companies, CSET report finds.

Threats

Sanctions May Push Russia into 'Technological Regress'

A CNAS report warned that Moscow's increased sense of vulnerability could lead it to “double down” on nuclear capabilities.

Policy

Oversight of Special Operations Forces Requires Better Data, Watchdog Says

The data collected by U.S. Special Operations Command lacks consistency and transparency, the Government Accountability Office found.

Science & Tech

DOD Must Put Software at the Core of Its Operations, Report Says

The CIA's chief technology officer and the former head of the Air Force's Project Maven want to yank the Pentagon out of the industrial age into the digital age.

Threats

Shield Critical Infrastructure from Electromagnetic Pulses, DHS Says

The National Public Warning System offers a model for defending other vital systems and services.

Threats

Election-Security Efforts Largely Successful, CISA Official Says

CISA leader says public-private partnerships, better resource sharing are warding off threats to voting systems.

Threats

CISA Prepares for Future Election Threats

As 2022 midterms approach, concerns are rising about misinformation and targeted harassment of election officials.