“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.
The Texas Republican has advocated strong encryption and higher standards for connected devices.
The Department of Homeland Security and four branches of the U.S. military had purchased the affected software.
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.
Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.
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.