Policy

Government’s Annual Cyber Report Shows Improvements Across the Board

Agencies received lower scores for holding contractors responsible for privacy requirements.

The Coming Setback for Women in the Workplace

Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work?

A Medical-Delivery Drone Service Gets Approval Amid Coronavirus

ZipLine, whose drones have delivered more than 100,000 packages in Africa, will begin flights in North Carolina.

How CISA's Planning to Track Agencies' Vulnerability Remediation

A request for information targets potential vendors to provide a platform that would support and monitor agencies’ efforts.

Agencies Start Reopening Offices, Though Approaches Vary

VA, EPA and IRS are among the agencies bringing employees back to their offices despite worker anxieties.

Bill Proposes Restructuring NSF and $100B to Focus on Tech

The new agency would feature a technology directorate to usher advancements in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, 5G communications and cybersecurity. 

House Bills Seek to Stop Political Ad Microtargeting

A pair of bills seek to limit how political campaigns can use data to reach voters.

White House to Seek Comment on National 5G Security Strategy 

The Pentagon and others want to move beyond activities focused on excluding Huawei and other equipment deemed tools of foreign adversaries from the ecosystem.

Defense Department’s AI Center Seeks Own Acquisition Authorities

Having its own mechanism for purchasing artificial intelligence will increase speed, according to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s chief.

House Bill Would Mandate Comprehensive Probe into Quantum Computing Landscape

If passed, the legislation would mandate Commerce to conduct four in-depth surveys.

Bill Would Increase Broadband, Telehealth Capabilities in Rural America

Senate legislation would direct $2 billion in funding to help meet increased broadband demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Expedite Hiring for Workers to Oversee Pandemic Response

Measure would ensure special investigator has proper resources in light of Trump's recent IG firing spree, senator says.

FTC Housecleaning Highlights Health Data Rule that Could Be More Relevant During the Pandemic  

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on a decade-old rule that has never been enforced.

Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Accreditation Board Seeks First Class of Auditors

The group seeks experienced professionals to help shape an ecosystem of education and training possibilities for aspiring cyber auditors. 

‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’

The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same.

States Struggle to Get Vote-by-Mail Plans Ready in Time

Many states delayed their primaries to give election officials more time to prepare, but quickly overhauling procedures comes with real challenges. What will it all mean for the November elections?