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Oversight Report Says U.S. Marshals Need More Effective Cataloging for Seized Crypto

A new audit from the Office of the Inspector General reveals the U.S. Marshals Service could improve its seized crypto management with new procedures and policies.

Biden Administration Releases New IT Modernization Plan

The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to prioritize cybersecurity and data decision-making via federal funding.

Bipartisan Bill Establishes All-Encompassing Federal Data Privacy Standards

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act stands to improve American users’ data privacy and offers federal regulatory power.

President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Boost Clean Energy Manufacturing

Defense officials said invoking the act would reduce reliance on foreign powers for energy resources.

Dems Demand Amazon Comply With Congressional Investigation on Labor Practices

Several Democratic lawmakers are furious Amazon has not handed over documents it sought in March.

CISA Orders Agencies to Mitigate VMWare Vulnerabilities Under Deadline

Advanced adversaries appear to be exploiting the vulnerabilities to get around multifactor authentication.

FBI Announces New Intelligence Directorate Chief

Tonya Ugoretz formerly held the role of assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division.

Biden Administration Launches New Component To Internet Expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

Federal Trade Commissioner Sworn in, Giving Dems Voting Majority

Privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya’s new term will run through Sept. 25, 2026.

US Signs on to New Electronic Evidence Protocol in International Cybercrime Agreement 

The new protocol is officially being added to the Budapest Convention—an arrangement between 66 member-states—after four years of negotiations.

Federal Employees Are Growing Less Engaged and Less Satisfied With Their Jobs

Response rates for the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey also fell 10 points from 2020, amid an abbreviated fall survey period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Enters International Initiative to Oppose Online Disinformation and Censorship

The consortium of countries will work to advance an inclusive global internet to combat digital censorship.

Jury: Former DHS Watchdog Official Stole Software, Employees’ Personal Info

The verdict is in for the last holdout in a scandalous scheme to defraud the government.

Senate Confirms Laurie Locascio to Lead Tech Standards Agency

The bioengineering professor and NIST alum was nominated by President Biden back in 2021.