Aside from addressing immediate privacy concerns, the president’s overhaul plan will set precedents to be applied to future cybersecurity operations.
Non-compliant cloud providers could cause an oversight problem for the agencies they serve, but beyond that the repercussions remain in flux.
Legislation would create a Government Transformation Board empowered to impose its will on recalcitrant agencies.
The recommendations would represent a more decisive step than reform efforts outlined by the president earlier this week.
The upcoming NIST cyber framework will provide some structure, but a new report says additional measures will be needed to implement a comprehensive management plan for federal IT security.
DOD agencies are testing framework with controlled unclassified information.
The presidential directive places new limits on the collection of data on Americans' communications, but the gathering of data will continue.
The Oklahoma Republican and federal spending critic says he will retire in early 2015.
Spending on cybersecurity will be dramatically higher in 2014 -- and so will reporting requirements for the agencies getting the money.
The fiscal 2014 omnibus spending measure would relax rules on technology trade with China.
Supporters say the bill would protect individuals' personal information while opponents say the goal is to discourage people from using the site.
Legislators say they will likely miss the Jan. 15 deadline for a new appropriations package by at least a few days.