Tags Federal IT

Security clearance background checks should take three days, Rep. Will Hurd says

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

“I never thought I would have to work on such a basic issue as this," the Texas Republican says about the federal security clearance process, which is still working on a large backlog of applications.

With Will Hurd's retirement, Congress loses a key cybersecurity advocate

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The Texas Republican has advocated strong encryption and higher standards for connected devices.

Cisco will pay $8.6 million to settle claims it sold US flawed surveillance software

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security and four branches of the U.S. military had purchased the affected software.

When it comes to cybersecurity, the federal government is nowhere to be found

by cyber_admin • 3 months ago

In this op-ed, Robert Ackerman calls on the federal government to take more of a role in the security of the economy's digital assets.

Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

House's defense bill looks to protect Pentagon's tech supply chain

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

Chairman Adam Smith’s mark of the National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent the DOD from acquiring foreign telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from companies that could pose security risks.

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