Under a new bill proposed by Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), the chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Service would assume new authorities, outside the reporting structure of the CIO.
Two key senators are getting impatient waiting for a new version of a key piece of governmentwide IT policy that hasn't been updated in 15 years.
House-passed updates to the 30-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act eliminate differences in the way locally and remotely stored email messagess are treated when it comes to law enforcement access.
Employees throughout the Homeland Security Department's diverse components are less engaged than feds in any other agency. Is it a leadership problem?
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to spur the pace at which government adapts and adopts new technology.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) teased plans for legislation against the scourge of botnets at a Georgetown appearance.
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is backing the Food and Drug Administration's proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers.
Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.
The Senate bill appropriating fiscal 2017 funds for the Energy Department does not renew a controversial provision that exempted the national labs from Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act rules.
Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.
Leading Defense Department officials warned lawmakers that global rivals could be outpacing the U.S. when it comes to accelerating military technology development.
CyTech Services, the veteran-owned small business that may have played a significant role in discovering the OPM hack a year ago, says it's never been paid for that work.