More frequent database checks for Visa Waiver Program applicants is helping to prevent a potential blind spot, CBP's chief said.
The Department of Energy has requested an $83 million increase in funding to modernize the US electrical grid, the largest increase for any DOE research and development initiative.
The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army cautioned Congress that even a requested increase in funding won't be enough to get officials where they want to be.
Lawmakers are unsure whether the $3.1 billion plan to fund a rolling governmentwide tech refresh is a good bet.
The House passed two workforce related – one to eliminate administrative roadblocks in federal hiring and another to smooth presidential transitions.
Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle had serious questions about whether the FBI should be able to compel Apple to build software to support its investigative efforts.
A new bill would create a commission to probe and issue recommendations on how to walk the line between privacy and security when it comes to commercially available encryption and other technologies.
Rep. Will Hurd told FCW he is concerned that the government is telling a private company how to build its software, and that strong encryption is good for the nation's security.
The $6.7 billion the Defense Department wants to spend on cybersecurity in fiscal 2017 would take the military's cyber capabilities to the next level, Defense chiefs told Congress.
The Government Accountability Office warned that mismanagement has led to blown deadlines and wasted money in a Homeland Security effort to unify its human resources IT.
Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.