Under a new bill proposed by Reps. Billy Long (R-Mo.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), the chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Service would assume new authorities, outside the reporting structure of the CIO.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to spur the pace at which government adapts and adopts new technology.
Employees throughout the Homeland Security Department's diverse components are less engaged than feds in any other agency. Is it a leadership problem?
House-passed updates to the 30-year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act eliminate differences in the way locally and remotely stored email messagess are treated when it comes to law enforcement access.
Two key senators are getting impatient waiting for a new version of a key piece of governmentwide IT policy that hasn't been updated in 15 years.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) teased plans for legislation against the scourge of botnets at a Georgetown appearance.
Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.
The Senate bill appropriating fiscal 2017 funds for the Energy Department does not renew a controversial provision that exempted the national labs from Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act rules.
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is backing the Food and Drug Administration's proposed cybersecurity guidance for medical device manufacturers.
Leading Defense Department officials warned lawmakers that global rivals could be outpacing the U.S. when it comes to accelerating military technology development.
Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.
President Obama's choice to lead the Library of Congress told lawmakers that she planned to lead a technological transformation of the institution.
Budget uncertainty hurts agency planning and can lead to more waste. Congress wants to change -- but how?
Attorney Michael Missal will join the Department of Veterans Affairs as inspector general. The agency had spent more than two years without a Senate-confirmed watchdog before Missal got the nod from the U.S. Senate on April 19.
CyTech Services, the veteran-owned small business that may have played a significant role in discovering the OPM hack a year ago, says it's never been paid for that work.
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