Ransomware attacks that hold users’ data hostage are said to be on the rise, and Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) want answers from the departments of Justice and Homeland Security.
Members of Congress do not anticipate a government shutdown even though there are only four legislative days left to come to a bipartisan agreement on a spending bill.
In the midst of leadership changes, Library of Congress officials explain to a House panel where they stand in updating their IT systems and technology strategy.
The long-term transportation bill pending in Congress would establish an online database of information on vehicle recalls and facilitate information sharing among critical infrastructure providers in emergencies.
DHS is proposing changes to the Visa Waiver Program that would expand the use of biometrics, the sharing of information with Interpol and modifications to existing background check databases.
The Veterans Affairs chief and a Virginia lawmaker applaud the public/private partnership working on fixing the troubled VA medical scheduling system.
Signaling a growing appreciation for electronic privacy, lawmakers voiced support for an update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act over law enforcement protests.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford see online response as a part of the battle against the Islamic State group.
A host of IT boondoggles are featured in Sen. James Lankford's debut report on wasteful federal spending.
Republican lawmakers are concerned that political appointees are joining the ranks of career bureaucrats in large numbers, and want the Government Accountability Office to investigate.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists.
Application portfolio management is a vital component of agencies' efforts to do more with less while keeping the focus on achieving their mission.
The department’s CIO fielded questions from Democrats and Republicans alike during a House oversight hearing on information system shortcomings.
Agency CIOs can lead real and lasting change with the help of other government leaders and old-school performance grades.
Despite sensational media reports about cyber vulnerabilities, Congress and federal officials appear to be in the slow lane when it comes to regulating connected cars.
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