Cybersecurity

ZTE Kerfuffle Shows Cybersecurity Doesn’t Operate in a Vacuum

Lawmakers have decried the president’s efforts to reverse a ban on a Chinese telecom, citing security fears, but there’s a lot more at stake.

CIO Briefing

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.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity ‘Moonshot’ Plan to Head to Trump in November

An advisory group shared broad principles of the moonshot plan, but no details, Thursday.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon is Planning Another Bug Bounty Contract

The contract envisions some short contests of just a few weeks and some that are ongoing.

Cybersecurity

White House Cuts Cyber Coordinator Role But Lawmakers Say Not So Fast

House Democrats charged National Security Adviser John Bolton’s move lowers the White House’s cyber expertise as threats are increasing.

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security Flexes Muscles with New Cybersecurity Strategy

The strategy envisions clearer consequences for agencies that don’t meet their cyber responsibilities.

Cybersecurity

Agency That Vets Pentagon Contractors’ Security Isn’t Keeping Up With the Threat, Audit Finds

The Defense Security Service plans to shift to a risk-based approach, but needs to reach out to stakeholders, GAO says.

CIO Briefing

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity

Planned Food Stamp Recipients Database Sparks Hacking Fears

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

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky is Off All Federal Networks but Remains on Contractor Systems

The Homeland Security Department wants to impose greater consequences on contractors that haven’t removed the Russian anti-virus.

Policy

Huawei, ZTE Banned in House Draft of Pentagon Policy Bill

The bill also requires a governmentwide strategy to counter Chinese cyber threats.

CIO Briefing

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.

Cybersecurity

Officials Brief Trump on Election Security

The briefing comes after months of complaints by Democrats that the president is not taking election security seriously.

IT Modernization

VA Dems Demand Answers on Electronic Health Records Delay

A $16 billion contract to modernize health records has been in limbo during turmoil at the agency.

Cybersecurity

How the U.S. Government Learned to Stop Worrying About The Global Internet and Kicked Russians Off Its Networks

The Obama administration was willing to accept some risks to keep global tech markets free and flowing. That era’s over.