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Equifax breach drives legislative push on data privacy

A House bill sets a deadline for companies to notify customers of data breaches and expands categories of data information covered as sensitive.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Whitehouse: 'I can't find a point of entry' to talk cyber with Trump administration

Senate Democrat wants to know whom he needs to talk to in the administration to coordinate on cybersecurity legislation.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Letter: White House told House panel officials weren't following records law

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is asking for the chairman to press the White House on records management.

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

Senate panel rips administration on cyber

Sen. John McCain decried the absence of White House cyber coordinator Rob Joyce from an Armed Services Committee hearing as "unconstitutional."

Jeff Sessions DOJ official photo

Sessions pushes back on proposed House surveillance reform

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel that the administration is open to FISA reform, but doesn't want to saddle the FBI with a warrant requirement.

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IRS to supply real-time income verification under Senate bill

A bipartisan bill just introduced in the Senate would put the cash-strapped IRS on the hook for developing a way of conducting income checks for the financial industry.

Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

Lawmakers hear from Trump's picks to lead GSA, OPM

Federal hiring, the clearance backlog and procurement data came up in a Senate confirmation hearing for candidates to lead the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.

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White House: No new policy for encrypted chat apps

In a terse response to probing questions from Capitol Hill, a White House liaison indicates that there's no new policy when it comes to encrypted messaging platforms.

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IRS suspends Equifax contract

After a tough congressional hearing and news of more infosec woes at Equifax, the IRS suspended a $7.2 million contract with the credit monitoring agency.

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Senator wants Kaspersky out of U.S. voting systems

Amid concerns about election system security, Sen. Amy Klochubar is looking for DHS to help boot Kaspersky from state and local voting systems.

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House passes bill to relax TSP withdrawal restrictions

The House voted to unanimously pass a bill that would increase federal employees' flexibility in withdrawing funds from their retirement accounts.

Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

Extra $3 billion might not solve all Census woes

More money might not alleviate concerns about IT preparedness and communications programs entering the 2018 dress rehearsal.

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