The move, which came hours after a lengthy Rose Garden speech on border concerns, averts a second shutdown that loomed at midnight Friday.
A top grid regulator wants to work with the Transportation Security Administration and industry on pipeline cybersecurity, while some in Congress want the Energy Department to take the reins.
DHS' cyber chief pushed back on media reports that it was drawing down personnel and resources from efforts to combat foreign interference with U.S. elections.
U.S. Cyber Commander Gen. Paul Nakasone said that with the current state of threats, he expects the cyber mission force to expand beyond 133 teams.
Some states and localities are still struggling to practice basic cyber hygiene when it comes to securing election infrastructure, according to a top federal cybersecurity official.
Assistant Secretary for Defense Acquisition Kevin Fahey said his office is planning on scrapping DOD 5000 acquisition requirements and starting from scratch with an eye to being more digital ready.
A long-sought 1.9 percent pay raise appears to be packaged in appropriations bills to keep the government fully open for the rest of the fiscal year. Back pay for contractors, however, was dropped from the compromise package.
According to union leaders and stakeholders, the 35-day shutdown made the U.S. airspace less safe and froze needed modernization and policy development.
Michael Wooten, a senior advisor on acquisitions at the Federal Student Aid office, was nominated to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
On the heels of the White House executive order on artificial intelligence, the Defense Department released its plan for securing AI capabilities to support the warfighter.
Aspiring vendors for the Pentagon's $8 billion back-office cloud contract won't have to be certified to host classified data on the date of the award.
Auditors say the FBI must address the combination of technical and non-technical issues that have led to years of inconsistent collection and retention of employee texts.