The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made a pitch for his encryption access legislation by framing the technology as an enabler of confidential communications among terrorists.
The Texas techie told C-SPAN he thinks modernizing legacy systems is a critical issue, but he isn’t supporting the Obama administration’s $3.1 billion IT modernization fund.
Experts tell lawmakers that alternative approaches are needed -- including a less-visible government footprint.
House Democrats used social media, personal tech and congressional Wi-Fi to disrupt and bypass the majority's authority, raising the question of how to enforce 18th-century rules of decorum in the Information Age.
After hearing testimony from the farm data industry, lawmakers might push the FAA to relax line-of-sight rules for drone operators.
The Inspector General Empowerment Act would ensure that federal IGs can gain access to all the agency information they request in the course of an investigation.
Military officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the hacking campaign against Islamic State has been a good testing ground for U.S. Cyber Command's ability to support combatant commands.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation that would make the VA stop using Social Security numbers as identifiers in its IT systems.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked GAO to scrutinize acquisition practices, the U.S. Digital Service's work priorities and the implementation of FITARA's CIO authorities.
Lawmakers recognize the importance of OPM's IT infrastructure overhaul, but also the pitfalls the project has run into in the past.
Palantir has escalated its long-standing opposition to the Army's handling of contracting for the Distributed Common Ground System by announcing its intent to sue.
Biometric identity data for a visa entry and exit system should boil down to fingerprints, says the chairman of a Senate immigration subcommittee.
In public testimony, CIA Director John Brennan cautioned lawmakers on how terrorists and other malefactors are taking advantage of commercial encryption tools.
Russia is seeking to upgrade the digital camera it uses in U.S. surveillance flyovers permitted under the Open Skies Treaty, but some in Congress are hoping to block the move.
The administration is concerned that a Senate appropriations bill starves the Census Bureau of $100 million needed to complete the 2020 Census design.
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