Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced an acquisition reform bill that focuses on protecting companies’ intellectual property rights when they work with the Defense Department.
The Energy Efficient Government Technology Act would re-baseline data center efficiency standards and require OMB to coordinate with agencies on energy saving technology.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is hopeful that his bi-partisan three-page encryption bill text will be released next week.
After a data leak involving Veteran information, a Wisconsin senator wants the agency to stop using Social Security numbers as identifiers.
A bill backed by Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) looks to free up more government spectrum for mobile broadband.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, took a humble tack at RSA, saying that, "most members [of Congress] don’t understand what encryption is."
An industry advocacy group released a six-point plan asking for improvements to help promote speed and transparency in the government process for vetting cloud service providers.
The Department of Justice is resisting calls from some members of Congress to use warrants to access historical geolocation data.
A new bill would create a framework for discussing policy for the growing Internet of Things space.
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.