The current acting undersecretary brings both federal and private sector cybersecurity expertise to a position that is becoming increasingly important to the DHS mission.
Major carriers on the government's $50 billion telecommunications contract are advancing on required systems testing.
A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process.
Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce.
The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.
The FBI's cyber unit and the Department of Education cautioned schools nationwide of growing ransomware threat.
The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo.
Federal agencies are seeing an early yield from their participation in a first-of-its-kind governmentwide federal IT hiring fair in November.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate.
Advanced analytics are playing an increasingly important role in the Department of Justice's financial fraud and drug trafficking investigations
Privacy advocates are wary of some technologies proposed in border security legislation.
A move by Republicans to publicly release a classified memo could have unintended consequences for federal employees.