Congress

Lawmaker, Twitter chief spar over fake account

Should federal agencies with verified Twitter accounts be concerned about rapid changes roiling the social network?

Enhancing the FITARA scorecard

Opportunities exist to enhance the FITARA scorecard to ensure its continued relevance and to keep pace with technology changes.

IOT cyber rule covering federal buyers about to take effect

A December deadline looms for agencies to implement cybersecurity requirements for Internet of Things devices.

What would a GOP takeover of the House mean for the Oversight Committee? 

The chair-in-waiting for the once “sleepy” committee would like to investigate COVID-19’s origins, the Biden administration’s border policies and the president’s family members. 

AI training bill becomes law

The measure is meant to ensure that feds understand the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence.

Archivist confirmation hearing turns to politics behind Mar-a-Lago search

Republicans seized on a traditionally "sleepy" confirmation process to draw attention to the National Archives and Records Administration's involvement in the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Your guide to pay and benefits during a shutdown

Although lawmakers are loath to let appropriations lapse ahead of an election, complications remain over permitting reform and other measures expected to be included in legislation to keep the government open.

VA official has 'deep concerns' about agency's electronic health record project

But leadership at the agency pushed back against projected cost overruns and delays moving forward.

Federal cyber mandates for water infrastructure are too costly to implement, experts tell Hill panel

A House hearing saw expert testimony emphasizing the need for steady funding to cybersecurity programs in water utility providers––especially in rural regions. 

Senators float plan to authorize local-level federal executive boards

The bipartisan Improving Government Efficiency and Workforce Development through Federal Executive Boards Act is designed to strengthen the workforce development activities of the boards.

House passes bill to prevent civil service overhauls without input from Congress

Despite the support of more than 30 good government groups, Republicans remained largely opposed to the measure.

Industry cautions on software security regs in the defense bill

Trade groups want Congress to remove a provision in the House-passed defense policy bill mandating software bills of materials in some federal acquisition.

Maritime cybersecurity is front and center in Coast Guard reauthorization bill

A new Coast Guard reauthorization bill would provide some of the first cybersecurity protections and data management requirements for the U.S. Marine Transportation System in federal law.

CISA seeks public input on cybersecurity incident reporting rules

The nation’s cyber defense agency will embark on a cross-country listening tour to better understand what key stakeholders are hoping to see in new mandatory cyber incident reporting requirements featured in the recently-passed Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022.

Bill Foster talks digital identity

The stars may finally be aligning for comprehensive digital identity legislation to pass in Congress. If it does, the Illinois Democrat will be a big reason why.

A union is urging support for TSA workforce reform in the defense policy bill

The American Federation of Government Employees also said they oppose a plan to delay the Defense Department’s return to one-year probationary periods for new employees.

Senators urge DOJ to flex debarment authority

Two Democrats say that companies are getting away with "ripping off the government" because of the reluctance to exercise suspension and debarment authorities.