The Department of Defense is playing catch up when it comes to securing weapons systems from cyberattacks, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
The Trump administration had proposed a pay freeze on federal civilian wages in fiscal year 2019, but after the Senate passed a bill including a 1.9 percent raise for feds, House appropriators have followed suit.
If confirmed, Steven Dillingham will be the first permanent director of the bureau since June 2017, and he would take over after the bureau's 2018 end-to-end test, the final in-field test of systems and operations before the decennial count.
Andrew Saul, President Trump's pick to head the Social Security Administration, plans to make IT modernization, data sharing and cybersecurity top priorities.
A new private-sector resource hub is hoping to reverse Congress' declining institutional knowledge of technology issues.
The Defense Department looks to targeted recruiting and bonuses to check the loss of cyber workers as it expands the Cyber Excepted Service Personnel System.
The head of the DOE's cybersecurity office told a congressional panel she plans to distill threat and intelligence data into actionable reports for critical infrastructure providers that don't require a clearance to view.
Lawmakers and industry increasingly support a federal data privacy law, but the devil is in the details.
At two hearings, members of Congress discussed ways to accelerate progress in quantum computing, AI, 5G and other emerging technologies.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he believes Senate concerns about Technology Modernization Fund transparency "have been addressed" and expects funding to be included in final FY19 appropriations.
Two IT oversight leaders in Congress are looking to provide a legislative boost to the federal CIO and CISO roles.
The leaders of the House IT subcommittee are looking to legislation and funding to level up progress in AI and workforce development to make sure feds can leverage the technology.