Senate Bill Boosts Homeland Security Cyber Funding

The bill increases spending on Homeland Security’s Einstein and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cyber systems.

New Bill Aims to Prevent the Next Kaspersky, ZTE

The bill would establish an interagency commission to help vet supply chain cybersecurity risks.

DHS-Funded Company Wants to Use Blockchain at the Border

DHS may soon use blockchain technology to protect all sorts of data it collects in protecting U.S. borders.

What Trump’s Space Force Announcement Means

New plan would create sixth service branch, and annoy the Air Force.

GSA Seeks Industry Feedback to Better Harness Tech Spending Data

The government wants to get a better grip on the money it invests in IT and digital services.

Trade Tensions With Allies Not Affecting Cyber, Top Diplomat Says

The State Department’s focus now is punishing nations that violate cyber norms, not pushing new norms, the State Department’s Robert Strayer says.

NDAA, ZTE and the Rest of Congress' Agenda

Congress and the executive branch continue wrestling over Chinese telecom ZTE.

FTC Suggests Considering Security Disclosure Rules for Connected-Device Makers

If the Consumer Product Safety Commission required IoT makers to outline their security protections, the Federal Trade Commission could go after false claims.

Are Federal Cyber Workers Up to Snuff? Many Agencies Don't Know.

Some still aren’t sure who counts as a cyber worker and who doesn’t.

House Passes Bill to Open Government Data About Opioid Abuse

The Health and Human Services Department would have to build a dashboard to share information about substance abuse, treatment and recovery.

First Modernization Fund Winners Offer Cheat Sheet for Future Pitches

The first three awardees of the Technology Modernization Fund offer a window into the kinds of projects and pitches the board is looking for.

Lawmakers Take Another Shot at Transforming Trump Cyber Policy

Proposed amendments to the Senate’s defense authorization bill would reinstate the White House cyber coordinator and require a White House cyber strategy.

Kaspersky Asks Appeals Court to Reverse Government Ban With a Quickness

The Russian anti-virus company wants to complete the appeal process before a broad government ban takes formal effect in October.

Congress Questions Trump's ZTE Deal

Plus the other goodies tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act federal employees need to know.

Technology Modernization Fund Board Doesn't Want Boring Proposals

Agencies that want a shot at funding had better make their proposals interesting.

Schumer, Rubio Seek to Reverse Trump Reversal on ZTE Ban

Trump wants to help ZTE as part of a U.S.-China trade deal, but lawmakers say the company’s a national security risk.

Congress Says It Doesn’t Need a Tech Advisory Office

Lawmakers voted against reinstating the Office of Technology Assessment, which was defunded in 1995.

Bill Would Prevent States from Messing with Encryption

The bill comes amid an encryption debate that pits national security against cybersecurity.

DOD Must Comply with DHS Cybersecurity Directives Under Senate Bill

Homeland Security has issued numerous binding cybersecurity directives recently, including banning Kaspersky anti-virus and mandating email security.