The Hill


Push for CISA repeal in Senate appears unlikely

In the House, privacy hawks are making a bid to repeal recently passed cybersecurity legislation, but a similar effort doesn't seem to be building in the Senate.

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Congress wants answers on Juniper breach

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking leaders of major federal agencies to produce any evidence that they used the compromised Juniper products.

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New contracting rule targets confidentiality agreements

A proposed change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would eliminate confidentialy agreements that could potentially stifle whistleblowers.

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VA chief lays out 2016 priorities, including IT improvements

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald touted IT achievements in 2015 and laid out 12 priorities for 2016 in an appearance before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Senate panel complains of slow progress at DHS on biometric exit tracking

Lawmakers grilled officials on the slow pace of progress in setting up a system to gather details on foreign visitors when they leave the U.S.

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Bill coming to establish encryption commission

Lawmakers plan legislation to create an encryption commission to make recommendations on how companies and law enforcement can work together.

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Think tank to school Hill staffers on cyber

A new nonpartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Lab at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to teach congressional staffers about cybersecurity.

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What's missing in the new NSA report?

The NSA released a required report on surveillance transparency, but many questions remain unanswered about how the spy agency is querying vast troves of telephonic metadata.

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McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Capitol Hill privacy advocates launch effort to repeal CISA

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are introducing legislation to repeal the Cyber Information Sharing Act of 2015, which hitched a ride on the omnibus bill at the end of 2015.

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U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace

Despite the talent at NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, there is a mismatch between Chinese and U.S. investments in cyberspace, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

Wassenaar Arrangement could get a redo over cyber

Lawmakers heard from skeptical industry experts on the export control policy and process of implementing the 2013 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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