Policy

White House Expects to Hold Steady on Tech Policies Despite House Flip

But House Democrats plan to fight for online privacy, net neutrality regulations.

How the Midterms Shake Up Tech Oversight

Democrats taking over the House mean new leadership and potentially restructured subcommittees.

What the Midterms Mean for National Security

House Democrats are poised to boost oversight of the Pentagon — and its commander-in-chief.

What Democrats Winning the House Means for Federal Employees

The (likely) next oversight chairman promises more accountability for the Trump administration.

Supply Chain Group Aims to Reduce Counterfeits in Federal Systems

The proposed acquisition rule will require only original manufacturers or vetted resellers supply some components.

FDIC Still Isn’t Protecting Its Sensitive Information, Audit Finds

The agency isn’t patching vulnerabilities quickly enough or fixing longstanding information security weaknesses.

Cyber Supply Chain Task Force to Meet Soon

The task force will be managed by Homeland Security Department’s new long-range cyber planning organization.

Public Input on ‘Cloud Smart’ Policy Starts With a Basic Question: What Is Cloud?

Commenters suggested various parameters for what cloud computing in government should look like, but most agreed the draft document needs a better definition.

Proposed Rule Would Let Agencies Bypass OPM to Fill Critical IT Positions

Agency leaders would be able to determine if they face a critical shortage and issue the hiring authority without prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management.

It’s Time to Organize Volunteer Hackers, Think Tank Says

The Civilian Cyber Corps would be modeled on the Civil Air Patrol and volunteer firefighters.

Porn-Watching Employee Infected Government Networks With Russian Malware, IG Says

Government auditors traced a malware infection back to a single porn-watching employee within the U.S. Geological Survey.

DHS Report Urges Research into Cyber Market Failures

The research road map urges examining the long-term effects of laws, regulations and supply chain vulnerabilities.

Election Day Security Chat Room Will Be Open to More Than 3,000 County-Level Officials

The chat room will operate on an unclassified level and invite participation from across U.S. counties, a DHS official said.

Tech Industry Group Dissolves Public Sector Division

An Information Technology Industry Council reorganization is changing how it will push for government IT issues.

Only Two-Thirds of Federal Domains Meet Email Security Deadline

The government still plans to reach near 100 percent compliance in the “near future,” DHS official says.

The State of Cybersecurity

Federal agencies surge to combat ever-growing threats—but is it enough?