• Cloud

    Connolly pushing for new FedRAMP bill

    The House oversight operations subcommittee chairman's legislation would provide more clarity to the federal approval process for cloud services. 07/17/2019

  • Spectrum
    wireless (Creations/ShutterStock.com)

    Panel Dems say spectrum process is 'broken'

    A squabble over protecting incumbent federal users in the recently auctioned 24 GHz spectrum points to breakdown in collaborative process, Democrats on the House spectrum panel say. 07/16/2019

  • Congress
    Pentagon (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force)

    House narrowly passes $733 billion NDAA, setting up for Senate fight

    House Democrats rallied to pass the 2020 defense authorization bill without any Republican support, building contention over topline spending and other high-profile issues. 07/12/2019

  • Congress
    By Iren Moroz shutterstock ID 566799760

    Regulators pressed on Chinese gear in energy supply chain

    A House panel grilled energy regulators about the presence of Huawei and ZTE gear in power providers' operations. 07/12/2019

  • Defense
    The 2019 Army Birthday Ball takes place in honor of the 244 Army Birthday at the Hilton in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke)

    Army chief Milley strongly backs 'dual hat' role at Cyber Command

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testified during his confirmation hearing that filling DOD's leadership vacancies was essential to the "effectiveness and efficiency of the department." 07/12/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock ID 1041857944 By Lagarto Film

    Langevin presses Trump for details on cyber ops

    The Trump administration has yet to brief Congress on new rules governing offensive cyber operations, and some on the Hill are getting impatient. 07/11/2019

  • Congress
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    House NDAA includes prohibition on OPM merger

    The move comes as the Office of Personnel Management is taking steps to integrate its IT operations with the General Services Administration. 07/11/2019

  • Biometrics
    facial recognition (Shutterstock.com)

    CBP defends facial recognition programs to Congress

    An official argued that such programs largely automate the manual identity verification practices the government has done for decades, but a recent breach looms large. 07/10/2019

  • Defense
    U.S. Air Force Cyber - photo share via DS

    Tech amendments in the House NDAA

    Congress has begun debating the future of the 2020 defense authorization bill and more than 400 amendments. 07/10/2019

  • Congress
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    Connolly looks to block OPM merger in NDAA

    Rep. Gerry Connolly is taking his push to block the planned merger of OPM and GSA to the must-pass annual defense bill. 07/10/2019

  • Congress
    health data (bixstock/Shutterstock.com)

    Lawmakers look to NDAA for health record push

    Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee want to use the must-pass 2020 defense authorization bill to advance interoperability and joint management of the electronic health records systems at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. 07/09/2019

  • Oversight
    By faustasyan shutterstock  photo ID: 365684687 FBI HQ J EDGAR HOOVER building

    House Dems welcome watchdog probe of FBI building

    The Department of Justice Inspector General is launching a probe into the decision to scuttle a longstanding plan to move FBI headquarters to a suburban location and allow commercial development on the current downtown site. 07/05/2019

  • IT Modernization
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    New law brings big change to IRS in IT, cyber

    A new law will implement a raft of technology and cybersecurity reforms at the IRS while also restoring hiring authorities that officials say are key to attracting qualified IT talent. 07/02/2019

  • Acquisition
    e-commerce (William Potter/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA releases e-commerce solictiation

    The e-commerce effort dubbed "Amazon for government" is getting closer to becoming reality with a draft solicitation released by the General Services Administration. 07/02/2019

  • Emerging Tech
    human face algorithms (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    What happens when machines break the law?

    Governments, private companies and financial institutions are all using AI to automate simple and complex processes. But what happens when an algorithm breaks the law and humans can't explain why? 06/28/2019

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