A Commission on Privacy and Data should be created to develop legislation, taking the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act as a starting point to extend protections to individuals regarding data and privacy.
A few of the Democratic candidates for president are making federal employment, civil service issues and government procurement part of their campaign platforms.
A bill that would give the Department of Justice new tools to prosecute botnet traffickers quietly passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee in December 2019.
The chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders request a review of federal spectrum management.
A recent policy change by the FBI would notify states when their local election systems are hacked, but some state officials and lawmakers want the feds to inform a broader range of stakeholders in the election ecosystem.
Two House committee chairs say they're concerned about a planned Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule that would limit union representation at proceedings.
Confirmation for political appointees has lagged, and the Partnership for Public Service has some ideas for picking up the pace.
Senate Intel leaders praised efforts by government to get its backlog of active security clearance adjudications under control, but want to see the system support more diversity.
The House Oversight Committee wants to know why top officials have been able to sidestep or delay signing ethics pledges.
Lawmakers said the legislation was crafted following conversations with local officials who have expressed a desire for more federal support.
The internal policy change is meant to increase "visibility and transparency" around voting system intrusions during the 2020 election cycle.
Members of the House Homeland Security Committee quizzed experts about the capabilities of Iran's cyber forces.