Congress moves to bring back domestic microelectronics manufacturing

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act would sets a timetable for DOD to stop buying microelectronics manufactured in certain countries, potentially boosting domestic manufacturing for national security.

VA reboots health record rollout

Leaders of the VA's $16 billion health record modernization plan look to jumpstart their implementation schedule.

U.S squeezes Huawei on chip design

An export rules change will limit the Chinese telecommunications company's ability to use U.S. gear and software to make semiconductors abroad.

House panel mulls new election tech specs

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will mark up new legislation Nov. 14 that would mandate new research into voting machine cybersecurity vulnerabilities and update the way the government certifies such equipment.

Navy awards $1.4 billion hardware contract

HPI Federal won the Navy's NGEN-R contract, the first piece of the newly divided IT contract for the Navy and Marines.

The stubborn persistence of government data centers

DHS, DOJ, State Department officials agree that hybrid infrastructure is the answer for the foreseeable future.

TSA looks to automate and upgrade security tech

Transportation Security Administration officials want to make good on old priorities to improve technology at airport security checkpoints.

DARPA wants innovative research to mind the GAPS

The military research outfit wants to find a better way to securely transfer sensitive data from air-gapped DOD systems to less secure, internet-facing ones.

TSA expands scanning tech

New tech for baggage and identity scanning will continue to roll out at airports across the country, said TSA's top manager.

DOE names Diachin to exascale project

The Department of Energy tapped a supercomputing veteran to help run its nascent Exascale Computing Program.

Lawmakers question Google-Huawei partnership

Five Capitol Hill security hawks are asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai to justify a partnership with Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei.

DOE announces new funding for quantum research

The Energy Department opened a multimillion dollar funding pool for its national lab experts to further explore quantum computing.

DOE plans cyber office, supercomputing expansion

The Energy Department budget would support a new infrastructure cybersecurity office and high-capacity computing efforts.

Can election security be fixed in time for the 2018 vote?

With 2018 primaries fast approaching, policymakers are addressing election security concerns on multiple fronts, including online ad disclosure and cybersecurity for voting systems.

Regulating, securing IoT market remains a work in progress

From securing personal data to stopping botnets, there's a global race to regulate smart devices. How to do so remains elusive.

Armed services plan for an increasingly mobile future

The Air Force, Marine Corps and Army are looking to bring logistics tracking and wireless learning capabilities to mobile devices for troops.

Mobile apps demand collides with security concerns

The Defense Department has an aggressive mobile strategy, but can it keep up with demand and security patches?