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TechCongress program grows as Capitol Hill plays catch-up on tech issues

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 day ago

TechCongress's 2019 Congressional Innovation Fellowship program will have up to 10 fellows, the most the program has seen in its short history.

Private sector isn’t sharing data with DHS’s threat portal

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

There is a growing consensus in Congress and in the private sector that federal information-sharing efforts are falling way short of expectations and needs.

Senate bill hopes to sort out supply-chain cybersecurity risks, prevent next Kaspersky drama

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

A new bipartisan Senate bill tries to get to the bottom of supply chain risk by setting up a federal acquisition council to get national-security and civilian agencies on the same page.

Capitol Hill staffers learn what really happens when there's a data breach

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

To try to demystify the data-breach discussion on Capitol Hill, cybersecurity firm FireEye held a quiet training session for roughly 40 Senate and House staffers last month.

Congress wants to prevent states from weakening encryption

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would preempt any attempts by states to weaken encryption.

Lawmakers advance bill to codify DHS cyber center for industrial plants

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would codify a Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity center as the lead agency for handling threats to the industrial control systems that underpin the energy sector.

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