Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Dec. 15 that would require the Department of Homeland Security to scour the social media presence of foreign travelers to the United States.
Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing.
Obama administration officials met with multiple civil liberties groups about a petition urging the president to support strong encryption.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.
The House passed a continuing resolution on Dec. 11, which would keep the government funded through Dec. 16.
The chairman of the House oversight committee is once again calling for OPM CIO Donna Seymour's resignation after an IG report said the agency violated federal acquisition policies in awarding a credit-monitoring contract.
Members of the House and Senate intelligence committees are in talks to iron out the final details of the cybersecurity bill.
Lawmakers quiz oversight officials about why agencies aren't taking their advice.
NOAA bumped the launch of a key weather data collection satellite to October 2016, but the agency doesn't anticipate a gap in weather forecast data because of the change.
A Senate panel quizzed policymakers and experts about potential remedies for problems with the 30-year-old visa waiver program.
The FBI director sounded upbeat about the possibility of convincing tech firms to give law enforcement access to encrypted customer communications with a warrant.
Legislators urge agency leaders to weigh in on the best ways to implement (and grade) IT reform efforts.
Lawmakers hammering out the details on House and Senate cybersecurity legislation have not ruled out the possibility that the measure could make its way into a larger funding bill.
Congress may have to fund the government with a temporary spending measure while an omnibus appropriations bill is finalized.
Top law enforcement officials have decried unbreakable commercial encryption as a dark space for terrorists and criminals. In the wake of the San Bernardino and Paris attacks, one House leader wants to take a hard look at the technology.
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