Congress

Lawmaker Presses FCC to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Communities

California Rep. Doris Matsui doesn’t want those who lose jobs during the coronavirus outbreak to lose internet connectivity.

Senators Propose Barring TikTok from Government Devices

Major government departments have already banned employees from downloading the popular app.

Agencies Get Guidance on the Ethics and Rigor Required for Evidence-Based Decision-Making

The second of four policy documents related to the Evidence Act focuses on standards and practices for evaluation officers.

Senate Committee OKs Bill to Give CISA Subpoena Authority Over Internet Service Providers

Lawmakers are pushing to give the agency more power and resources despite the cuts requested in the president's budget.

Thune Bill Would Make Network Security an Official Objective of Trade Deals

Senators introduced the legislation in preparation for upcoming bilateral negotiations. 

Justice, Senators Propose Initiatives to Combat Online Sex Exploitation

The department’s voluntary principles and new legislation leave encryption in question. 

Senators Call on OPM to Ensure Feds and Contractors Are Protected as Coronavirus Spreads

The lawmakers pushed for expanding telework and preventing agencies from imposing disciplinary actions or pay cuts that could impede health precautions.

New Bill Would Strengthen Protections for Whistleblowers Who Expose Classified Information

The legislation would make it so that a narrower group of people could be prosecuted for revealing such information.  

House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Telework at Federal Agencies Amid Coronavirus Fears

The measure would prohibit agencies from making across-the-board cuts to telework programs, and require annual goals for participation in such programs.

Cyber Commission Will Recommend Creation of a Response and Recovery Fund

Resources should flow to the private sector in addition to state, local and tribal entities, according to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.  

Nokia and Ericsson Defend Collaboration with Chinese Entities During Senator’s Inquiry   

Senators want to help the companies compete against Huawei, but China touches everyone’s supply chain.

GSA to Partner with GAO in Latest Centers of Excellence Partnership

The General Services Administration intends to help the Government Accountability Office stand up an innovation lab.

House Bill Wants to Curb Foreign Robocallers Targeting Americans

The legislation would create a task force to crack down on malicious calls that originate outside the U.S.

Senate Commerce Committee Is Cooking Up a Bill to Support Cyber Grand Challenges

Presidential advisers want their cybersecurity “moonshot” to become more than just another report gathering dust.

Bill Would Require Frequent Congressional Testimony from Acting Defense and National Security Officials

Trump administration's acting officials "limit congressional oversight of our national security," the measure's sponsor says. 

More Legislation May Be Coming to Bolster the Federal Cyber Workforce

Industry sees focus on education as a path to ending competition over personnel.

House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data

The chairman of a House Oversight panel wants a briefing with Amazon officials about the consumer security tool.