• Veterans Affairs

    VA looks at cut in tech funding

    While the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a budget bump in the administration's spending plan, the line item for IT comes in for a cut as the agency mulls shifting its tech strategy.

  • Identity

    Can government stop using Social Security numbers?

    Agencies are having trouble reducing reliance on Social Security numbers as identifiers because of outdated systems, insufficient funding and lack of coordination from OMB.

  • Cybersecurity

    What the PATCH Act doesn't do

    Proponents of the current Vulnerabilities Equities Process say the proposed PATCH Act will likely improve the process, but it is just one piece of a larger cybersecurity puzzle.

  • Cybersecurity

    Congressman files new 'hack back' bill

    A new draft bill would allow private companies to use "active cyber defense measures" in response to a hack, but officials warn such measures could result in cyber escalation and unintended consequences.

  • Congress

    Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

    The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage.

  • Comment

    IT acquisition reform's time is now

    Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security.

  • Census

    Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

    Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census.

  • Law Enforcement

    Senate looks to tackle overseas data access

    The Senate is exploring options to resolve conflicts when U.S. law enforcement has a warrant for electronic data that a U.S. provider is storing overseas and the host country has laws preventing the disclosure of the data.

  • Cybersecurity

    Kelly: DHS halted the march of WannaCry in the U.S.

    The DHS Secretary told a Hill panel that the agency was key to curtailing the historic cyberattack.

  • Congress

    MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

    The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor.