Users might be daredevils or they might not fully understand their cybersecurity risks, said the man in charge of protecting U.S. senators' networks. Either way, CISOs have to work with what they've got.
The VA's tech budget request includes a big increase for cyber, as well as money for shared services and health record interoperability.
A bipartisan congressional group has asked the FCC and NTIA to free up NOAA spectrum for commercial use.
According to contracting documents, the Labor Department needs Accenture to maintain its cyber defenses in the midst of the ongoing governmentwide cybersecurity sprint.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) welcomed the administration's cybersecurity budget and IT modernization efforts but said it is up to agencies to make the most of them.
The tax agency has struggled with scandals and legacy tech, and blamed data leaks and abysmal customer service on funding cuts, but Republicans don't seem to think the IRS can fix its problems with money.
Two lawmakers want to head off efforts by states to write their own rules when it comes to encryption and law enforcement.
FBI Director James Comey and other senior intelligence leaders told Congress that the use of encrypted communications by terrorists and other adversaries remains a problem for investigators.
A Senate bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that every executive agency develops a comprehensive software licensing policy.
Top intelligence officials tell a Senate committee they remain wary of ever-growing cybersecurity risks.
After a reported hardware failure crippled key tax systems, the IRS got the systems back online in a little more than 24 hours.
In a Feb. 5 op-ed, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman called industry executives' objections to weakening encryption "ideologically motivated and profit-driven, though not without merit."