Senate Defense Bill Aims to Scrub Cyber Adversaries from U.S. Military Tech

The bill would require companies to disclose if they’d shared source code with foreign governments.

Huawei, ZTE Get the Boot in House-Passed Defense Bill

The bill gives federal agencies until 2021 to scrub the Chinese telecoms from their networks.

Lawmaker Threatens USDA Officials with 'Legislative Metrics' to Preserve Telework

Rep. Gerry Connolly calls Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent rollback of telework at the agency “retrograde.”

Pentagon Bans Personal Devices from Classified Areas

That includes phones, smartwatches and other devices that can transmit, store and receive data.

We Need a DARPA-Like Program for Veterans’ Problems, Experts Say

Dedicating funds to veterans’ health care needs could bring more products to market faster, experts told Congress.

House Passes Bill to Keep Tabs on VA’s Health Records Modernization

Lawmakers plan to keep a close eye on the implementation of the $10 billion project.

Cyber Amendments to Watch in the House’s Defense Authorization Bill

The House Rules Committee is considering more than a dozen cyber-focused amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a must-pass policy bill.

Lawmakers to NIH: Is Tech Stressing Out Our Kids?

Legislators also push back on the White House eliminating its cyber adviser and reverse bans on Chinese phone maker ZTE.

ZTE Kerfuffle Shows Cybersecurity Doesn’t Operate in a Vacuum

Lawmakers have decried the president’s efforts to reverse a ban on a Chinese telecom, citing security fears, but there’s a lot more at stake.

Trump Reportedly Asked the U.S. Postal Service to Charge Amazon Double

Following through on the demands could ultimately prove disastrous for USPS.

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.

GSA to Host Another E-Commerce Portal Industry Day

The agency will solicit information from vendors interested in hosting the platform and another for selling on it.

Trump Strengthens Agency CIO Authority with Executive Order

The order puts presidential weight behind past legislation giving government CIOs more authority over hiring and budget.

Homeland Security Flexes Muscles with New Cybersecurity Strategy

The strategy envisions clearer consequences for agencies that don’t meet their cyber responsibilities.

Critical Update: Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Leading Governmentwide Transformation

She joins the podcast to talk about the whole-of-government IT modernization effort and what success will look like.

Georgia’s National Guard Unit Wants Some Help Prepping for a Big Cyber Test

The Georgia Army National Guard has a cyber readiness inspection coming up and wants a contractor to spend the summer helping it get ready.

Stringrays, Blocked Nominations and a Ton of Tech Bills

Congress is on a roll of tech-focused bills, including one that adds cyber positions to an agency.

Bill Would Set 2-Year Deadline for Agencies to Get Digital

The 21st Century IDEA would require agencies to have a digital option for all paper-based forms and in-person interactions.

Congress Is Quietly Nudging NASA to Look for Aliens

The space agency hasn't funded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence for 25 years. Could that soon change?