Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways.
The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8.
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.
At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research.
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.
A House plan to keep the government open past Feb. 8 faces an uphill climb in the Senate.
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.
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.
Congress is facing another appropriations deadline Feb. 8, and a fifth stopgap funding bill is likely necessary, assuming it can pass.
A move by Republicans to publicly release a classified memo could have unintended consequences for federal employees.
The chairman of a House committee told the DHS secretary he would force compulsory production of documents over the Kaspersky Lab software ban if they weren't shared voluntarily.
As the number of cyber events rise, Congress is looking to DHS and FBI for guidance to help small businesses.