DHS is Lukewarm on the Bug Bounty Programs Congress Keeps Pushing

A bill mandating a DHS bug bounty passed the Senate Tuesday, but the department says it would duplicate work it’s already doing.

Citizens First

How the government plans to prioritize customer experience.

White House: 5 Percent of Government Jobs Could Be ‘Automated Entirely’

The Office of Personnel Management will look at how to retrain the employees affected.

DHS Secretary Promises U.S. Will Strike Back Against Cyber Adversaries

“Complacency is being replaced by consequences,” Kirstjen Nielsen said.

House Armed Services Chair Wants to Cut DISA and Number of Defense CIOs

Draft legislation from Rep. Mac Thornberry would eliminate several Defense agencies, including DISA.

DHS Might Provide Cyber Services Directly To Industry Under New Strategy

The program is a response to a worsening cyber threat environment, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters.

There's No Better Time to Pass Privacy Laws, Experts Say

Tech companies, experts argued, aren’t really going to police themselves.

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

They also push a wave of privacy bills post-Facebook’s Hill visit.

Pentagon Names First Head of Software Acquisition

The department will have an official guiding all software strategy, regardless of what platform it runs.

How Lawmakers Want to Rein in Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's marathon testimony foreshadowed that regulations are coming.

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

The ride-sharing company tried to conceal a 2016 data breach through its bug bounty program.

National Cyber Strategy Coming Soon From White House

The Pentagon will update its cyber policies based on that strategy, an official says.

White House Wants Regulators to Keep Hands Off Tech Industry

National security and economic growth depend on a free and open internet, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said.

This Pentagon Paper Explains Why the Trump Administration Is Reining In Tech Trade with China

The newly released paper describes how technological progress fits into China’s long-term strategic plans.

Deterring Russian Hacking Will Take More Than Latest Sanctions, Experts Say

The sanctions aim to pressure Russian oligarchs to pressure Putin in turn, but it will be a long time before behavior changes.

Here’s What Government Gets Wrong About Bug Bounties

Congress has gone bananas for bug bounties, but they may not always be the right choice.

$380 Million in Election Security Money Coming Soon to States

California will get $36 million to secure its election systems; smaller states get less.

Experts Sound Off on AI’s ‘Spiderman’ Problem

AI's potential is growing, but so is its potential for problems and pitfalls.