The federal government's HR agency put up a caution flag about hiring former political appointees for career jobs, as Congress weighs in on the practice of current politicals "burrowing in" to the civil service.
Changes sparked by the cybersecurity executive order are on the horizon, a top administration official said, as cyber workforce issues continue to challenge agencies.
A Senate panel voted up a DHS authorization bill, but it stripped out provisions to focus the agency on improving election system cybersecurity capabilities.
Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee continue to press the administration for a cyber warfare doctrine and action on Russian election interference.
California Democrat Ted Lieu wants to expand the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to take action against companies who lose their consumer data in security breaches.
The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid.
"Our adversaries have not seen our response in sufficient detail to change their behavior,” the Army general said when asked about previous cyber provocations.
Senate Homeland Security Committee is lining up a DHS authorization bill for next week that includes a proposal to reorganize the agency's cybersecurity operation.
Varied and uneven security clearance processes for contractors across DHS components are leading to confusion and problems for vendors, industry experts told a congressional panel.
The outgoing NSA and U.S. Cyber Command chief told lawmakers CyberCom is not sitting on its hands when it comes to potential Russian cyber interference, but it lacks the authority to do more absent additional presidential direction.
More than a few committee chairs and members with cyber and technology policy chops are leaving Congress. Will it matter to the govtech space?
U.S. border authorities lack the software to authenticate digital signatures in ePassports -- a situation two senators would like to change.