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.
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."
After a reported hardware failure crippled key tax systems, the IRS got the systems back online in a little more than 24 hours.
Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.
On the cusp of tax season, unexplained tech troubles forced the IRS to suspend several key digital operations.
Members of Congress are looking to DHS for a more complete regime of social media background checks on Syrian refugees looking to enter the U.S.
Lawmakers rejected efforts by open data advocates to amend a financial reporting bill to retain regulatory requirements to file company data in machine-readable form.
Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said she is committed to working with Congress on modernizing IT, but lawmakers raised concerns about the agency's apparent inability to turn over requested documents.