Cybersecurity

Reid vows to revive cybersecurity bill when Congress returns

Bill discussion could give administration cover for executive order.

IT Modernization

GAO blasts location-tracking privacy policies

Report says companies aren't providing consumers with clear information.

CIO Briefing

Federal investments caused 'real harm' to emerging tech, former official says

Past NTIA administrator John Kneuer blames Obama Administration for favoring political allies.

IT Modernization

GOP lawmakers knock FCC broadband testing

Agency spent $1 million in stimulus funds on British firm to evaluate network.

Cybersecurity

Chinese telecom giant blasts House report

Huawei denies accusations that Chinese companies undermine American security.

Cybersecurity

House Panel: Chinese telecom firms pose cyber threat

Companies dispute intelligence committee report's findings.

Cybersecurity

White House confirms cyberattack but no information lost

The White House would not confirm a link to Chinese hackers, nor expand on what the attackers may have been seeking.

IT Modernization

FCC vote launches spectrum auction process

As authorized by Congress, the FCC plans to engineer a “reverse auction."

IT Modernization

LightSquared proposes vacating disputed spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission blocked LightSquared from building its network earlier this year after tests showed the proposals could interfere with GPS.

Cybersecurity

Utilities open to cybersecurity dialogue

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., helped sponsor legislation that would have created more government oversight of certain critical networks, including those that control electric grids.

Cybersecurity

DHS chief says she doesn't use e-mail

Napolitano says "Some would call me a Luddite."

IT Modernization

American industry groups dissect EU cloud computing report

European Union report suggests harmonizing policies for networks.

CIO Briefing

Senators: FDA should protect medical implants from hackers

GAO study prompts Eshoo, Markey and Edwards to as for more protections.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity order 'close to completion'

Napolitano says draft of document is being reviewed at the highest levels.

CIO Briefing

Senate panel approves Internet freedom resolution

Nonbinding resolution mirrors one passed by the House in August,

IT Modernization

Undercover police used smartphones to keep tabs on protests in Tampa

Cell phones, tablets could be wave of future for police, firefighters.

Cybersecurity

GOP Senators assail White House for pushing executive order on cybersecurity

McCain, Hutchison and Chambliss op-ed says possible measure "creates an adversarial relationship instead of a cooperative one" with the private sector.

CIO Briefing

Commission leaders call for emergency communications network

The attacks revealed the problems posed by a patchwork of emergency radio networks and devices that often do not work with each other.

Cybersecurity

9/11 haunts debate over cybersecurity

Some doubt whether a cyberattack could cause the same loss of life and physical destruction.