A congressional working group studying encryption has concluded that strong encryption is in the national interest, but needs of law enforcement must be accommodated.
Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.
President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition.
At the close of his administration, President Obama signed into law a measure that specifies access for inspectors general to agency information.
IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment.
House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now.
The Senate approved the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act by unanimous consent Dec. 10, and supporters of the bill are optimistic about its chances in the 115th Congress.
More members of Congress are joining the call for investigations of Russia's election hacking while the president-elect condemns the CIA and its findings.
A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government.
With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28.
The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon.
With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress.