The Hill


Shutterstock editorial image (by Gil C): State Census Bureau homepage.

Census delays IT contracts, plays catchup on systems

At a quarterly meeting, Census announced it has delayed two key IT contracts, but following a requested funding increase, is catching up on IT systems development.

Some states look to feds for help replacing old voting equipment

A group of Democratic lawmakers heard from advocates for federal help in refreshing obsolete voting tech.

Shutterstock image.

Congress passes budget plan without steep cuts to federal retirement plans

The House narrowly approved a budget blueprint that omitted deep cuts to federal retirement benefits initially sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill.

hollow core fiber

Can dark fiber help secure the energy grid?

Sen. Bill Cassidy is interested in the possibility of legislation to support an isolated networks that can conceal and protect the electric grid.

illustration dollar sign in vise

Lawmakers grill IRS on management, IT security

Lawmakers expressed frustration with the tax agency's failures to implement oversight recommendations for workforce management, IT security and legacy systems, as well as its handling of the recent Equifax contract.

Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint, cyber crime.

Kaspersky: pirated software led to NSA contractor breach

The embattled cyber vendor claims an NSA contractor breach can be traced to a pirated version of Microsoft Word.

 Maksim Kabakou Stock illustration ID: 496942243

Can new law stop foreign-bought election ads?

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) isn’t sold on the Senate bill aimed at increasing disclosure requirements for political ads on digital platforms, and instead pushed for government and industry to work together.

Tom Bossert

White House official fires back at McCain over cyber hearing 'stunt'

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for marking a White House no-show at a hearing with an empty chair.

Shutterstock image (by Robert Adrian Hillman): Abstract design for broken code.

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."

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group