Lawmakers Take Another Shot at Transforming Trump Cyber Policy

Proposed amendments to the Senate’s defense authorization bill would reinstate the White House cyber coordinator and require a White House cyber strategy.

Congress Questions Trump's ZTE Deal

Plus the other goodies tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act federal employees need to know.

Schumer, Rubio Seek to Reverse Trump Reversal on ZTE Ban

Trump wants to help ZTE as part of a U.S.-China trade deal, but lawmakers say the company’s a national security risk.

Congress Says It Doesn’t Need a Tech Advisory Office

Lawmakers voted against reinstating the Office of Technology Assessment, which was defunded in 1995.

Bill Would Prevent States from Messing with Encryption

The bill comes amid an encryption debate that pits national security against cybersecurity.

What Should We Do About the International Space Station?

The Trump administration and Congress are set to collide over the fate of the massive orbital lab.

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.

Scrapped: $24M Plan to Replace Refrigerators On Air Force One

Rep. Joe Courtney says the no-bid deal “didn’t pass the smell test.”

IRS Plans to Hire 1,700, Upgrade Outdated Technology

In a new strategic plan, the agency projects a 17 percent increase in phone calls as it implements the new tax law.

Lawmakers Question Defense's Cloud, the President's Phone and BTW, TL;DR

Those unresolved Government Accountability Office recommendations could haunt agencies during budget time.

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.”

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.