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Congress mulls changes to 'inherently governmental' activities

Lawmakers are considering opening up previously limited federal functions to commercial competition.

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Congress talks port security and smuggled nukes

Comprehensive cargo scanning remains elusive, but technology could help detect the most dangerous contraband.

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Uber, but for feds

Recently introduced legislation would open the world of modern transportation apps to federal reimbursement.

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White House would veto email blocking bill

The House passed a bill that would give agencies authority to block employee access to webmail, but the White House is pledging a veto.

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Is analog the answer for securing the grid?

The scope and nature of the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year has spurred legislation in Congress that would make the U.S. grid less digitized.

Jeh Johnson

Johnson: Biometric exit moving ahead

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate committee that a key test of a biometrics-based exit system is advancing and NPPD's reorganization should move forward.

Ron Wyden

Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

Government proposals to weaken encryption and expand hacking authorities are cut from the same cloth of uninformed or ill-considered policymaking in response to security threats, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Republicans move to check internet transition

Two senior GOP lawmakers are questioning the viability of long-standing plans to end U.S. control of the address book of the internet.

Federal CIO Tony Scott

Scott: ITMF paybacks won't be an issue

The federal CIO says agencies will be compelled to pay back their loans as modern IT systems come online. But some on Capitol Hill still have their doubts.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Reps press HHS on ransomware

The Department of Health and Human Services is weighing what kind of disclosures should follow a ransomware attack that involves health records. Two lawmakers urge a light touch.

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Burr keeps up pressure for encryption bill

The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made a pitch for his encryption access legislation by framing the technology as an enabler of confidential communications among terrorists.

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Can ISIS be stopped online?

Experts tell lawmakers that alternative approaches are needed -- including a less-visible government footprint.

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