Major tech companies are on board with a newly proposed bill that would give the U.S. and select nations greater access to cross-border data, but digital privacy advocates are sounding the alarm.
Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways.
The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8.
A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process.
At a Senate hearing, cybersecurity firms defended the practice of paying bug bounties and pointed to regulatory gaps that hinder legitimate security research.
The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.
A House plan to keep the government open past Feb. 8 faces an uphill climb in the Senate.
The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate.
Congress is facing another appropriations deadline Feb. 8, and a fifth stopgap funding bill is likely necessary, assuming it can pass.
A move by Republicans to publicly release a classified memo could have unintended consequences for federal employees.
The chairman of a House committee told the DHS secretary he would force compulsory production of documents over the Kaspersky Lab software ban if they weren't shared voluntarily.