The newly named House Oversight and Accountability Committee – formerly known as the House Oversight and Reform Committee – has officially split its Government Operations Subcommittee into two new subcommittees with focuses on tech issues and Federal government workforce.
The Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act is once again floating down the halls of Capitol Hill – this time in the 118th Congress – but the same mission as last year: protecting you from your snooping appliances.
As the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) gears up to unveil its final AI Risk Management Framework (RMF) on Thursday, new House committee leaders want answers from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) about what they called recent “conflicting guidance” on artificial intelligence (AI).
Legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a yearly report to Congress on the disclosure of cyber vulnerabilities was reintroduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, on Jan. 11.
Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., has asked the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a joint review of the cyber vulnerabilities of all systems supporting national air travel, according to a Jan. 12 letter Rep. Torres sent to CISA Director Jen Easterly.
With Democrats retaining control of the Senate in the November elections, leadership ranks of key committees with an impact on government technology and cybersecurity issues are mostly unchanged, but with some new wrinkles due to member retirements.
Bipartisan legislation was reintroduced in the House on Jan. 11 to address the rise in cybersecurity threats and attacks against energy infrastructure in the United States.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Jan. 11 that would roll back Federal agency telework policies to their year-end 2019 levels, and require agencies to justify any future changes in telework policies through reporting to Congress.
House members from both sides of the aisle this week reintroduced legislation that would create a National Digital Reserve Corps – a civilian organization tasked with addressing digital and cyber needs across the Federal government.
Rep. Mark Green, R.-Tenn., who was selected yesterday to chair the House Homeland Security Committee, pledged to “secure our cyber border” as one of his top priorities for the committee for the 118th Congress.
The House voted late on Jan. 9 to approve the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, a bill that would rescind legislation approved last year providing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with $80 billion of funding over ten years to rebuild its workforce and replace legacy IT systems.
The new rules package approved by the House on Monday night includes a provision that could affect the government workforce, allowing members of Congress to attempt to fire or reduce the salary of Federal employees during the appropriations process.
Deltek today unveiled its top 10 trends that the software company expects will impact Federal contracting in the new year, and nearly all are reflective of the government-wide desire to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity and IT modernization efforts.
As the 118th Congress gears up this week with leadership elections, the Republican-led House is prioritizing slashing $80 billion of funding allocated to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year to help the agency rebuild its workforce and its legacy IT systems.
President Biden on Dec. 27, 2022, signed into law legislation that addresses conflicts of interest within the Federal contracting community.
The House voted on Dec. 23 to approve a full-year Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding bill that will fund Federal government operations through Sept. 30, 2023, with President Biden expected to sign off on the measure shortly after the House vote.
Congress has been busy in 2022 on a number of fronts, not least in the areas of technology and cybersecurity. As the 117th Congress wraps up and the 118th Congress gets ready to take over in early January 2023, here’s a look at some of the most important pieces of tech legislation in 2022.
In IT, as in life, the greatest risks and opportunities are in the shadows. Bipartisan legislation is quietly on its way to President Biden’s desk that could reduce cybersecurity risk at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and create the opportunity for Congress to tackle a growing government-wide problem: the proliferation of IT devices and systems being used without proper approval, commonly known as Shadow IT
Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., urged the National Science Foundation (NSF) in a Dec. 20 letter to secure Americans’ information within the National Secure Data Service (NSDS) platform using advanced encryption technology.
TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media apps in the world, sucking users into its irresistible, infinitely looping feed of videos personally curated to their interests. However, Federal employees may now need to wait until they get home to watch the app’s latest dance craze or viral pasta recipe.
The House and Senate Appropriations committees today unveiled a $1.7 trillion spending bill that would fund Federal government operations for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 that ends next September 30.
The majority staff of the Senate Committee on Aging urged in a new report on Dec. 14 – Unlock The Virtual Front Door – that the Justice Department (DoJ) resume critical oversight for digital and technological accessibility for people with disabilities, older adults, and veterans.
President Biden today signed into law a short-term continuing resolution (CR) budget measure that will fund Federal government operations at Fiscal Year 2022 levels through Dec. 23. Government funding under a previous CR signed in September had been set to run out at midnight tonight.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan., introduced new legislation on Dec. 14 that would apply to the cryptocurrency industry existing laws that aim to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.
Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations committees said late Tuesday night that they have reached a “framework agreement” on Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations that they hope will lead to final spending bills to fund Federal government operation through September 2023.