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.”

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.

Two Senators Want More Info From FCC On Fake Net Neutrality Comments

The lawmakers were among the millions who had their identities stolen to make fraudulent comments.

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.

Agency Grades Get Worse in Latest FITARA Scorecard

Eleven agencies dropped and five agencies improved in Congress’ latest FITARA scorecard.

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.

Better Government Websites Build Trust with Citizens, Silicon Valley Lawmaker Says

Rep. Ro Khanna's customer-experience focused bill would require agencies to go all digital by 2020.

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.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Bar Government Encryption Backdoors

The move comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for legislation to allow access to encrypted communications.

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?

House Panel Approves More Military Cyber Support for Critical infrastructure

The pilot program would allow the Pentagon to lend cyber troops to the Homeland Security Department.

Planned Food Stamp Recipients Database Sparks Hacking Fears

Critics say the database is unnecessarily expansive and would be a major draw for hackers.

Senate Wants More Cyber Intelligence

The Senate Sergeant at Arms is looking for an automated cyber intelligence platform that does it all.

Net Neutrality Fight Returns to the Hill

Plus lawmakers want to know what the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is doing about Equifax and what 's delaying the Veterans Affairs Department's health record purchase.

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance

The metrics fail to capture the real-world impact of the backlog, which includes careers put on hold and the loss of top talent, says Raytheon's Jane Chappell.