Interior IG: Nation’s Dams Safe From Hacks But Vulnerable to Insider Threats

An inspector general review exposes significant weaknesses to dam cybersecurity that have grown more serious over time.

Two Companies Picked To Protect Nation’s 600 Dams from Cyberattacks

The Interior Department awarded spots on a five-year, $45 million contract to manage IT risk for more than 600 dams nationwide.

House Homeland Votes Against Demanding ZTE Threat Report

Homeland Security is already sharing information about threats posed by the Chinese telecom, Chairman Michael McCaul argued.

Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

The project was developed to create a resilient energy grid that incorporates different types of power sources.

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Congress Faces Government Funding That Runs Out Friday

Lawmakers have been working on an omnibus spending bill but it has yet to be introduced.

Here Are Some Key Challenges to Critical Infrastructure Security

Researchers should focus on when humans need to be in the loop and when machines can take charge.

Trump Administration Mum on Nationalizing 5G

The proposal is still on the table, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, though localities may find their authority on public rights of way preempted regardless.

Bitcoin Mining Turns Electricity Into Money

A close-up portrait of bitcoin miners in eastern Washington reveals the real hustle at the heart of cryptocurrencies.

Senators Want Dumber Tech For Energy Grid Cybersecurity

A bill to study retro approaches to preventing and mitigating the effects of cyberattacks is advancing in the Senate.

5G Preemption Is Coming

The streamlined broadband deployment the FCC is contemplating will lessen local control without making rural build-outs more likely.

Utilities Are Paying Their Customers to Buy Electric Vehicles

The transport sector may be the only major new source of electricity demand for developed economies.

Congress Kicks Off Discussions About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.

Justice Launches Cyber Task Force

The task force will examine cyber efforts to undermine elections and critical infrastructure.

What a Pentagon Report from the Year 2000 Got Right About Cyber War

Many of the issues that concern cyber strategists today were already clear at the turn of the century.

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States

Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.