Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., introduced the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act, which directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology director to disseminate guidelines, tools, best practices, standards, and methodologies for small businesses to improve their cybersecurity. […]
Thirteen senators including Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday requesting that he address issues of Chinese behavior in cyberspace during his meeting today with Chinese President Xi Jinping.[…]
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs that the border wall the president promised will probably be an amalgam of physical barriers and technological sensors, including drones and radar. He said that DHS will set up physical barriers at the points where border security chiefs deem walls most necessary.
The government needs to create and fund new hiring programs to fill Federal cyber vacancies, according to experts testifying before the House IT Subcommittee on Tuesday.
Classified information and high-level security clearances can impede information-sharing when it comes to cyber threats, witnesses testified at a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing.[…]
The consequences of the health care industry doing nothing more to combat cyberattacks could be life or death for many affected patients, according to medical cybersecurity experts testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday.[…]
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai requesting that the agency take concrete steps to plug serious vulnerabilities in U.S. mobile phone networks.[…]
Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday requesting that OMB provide the Oversight and Government Reform Committee with an update on any cybersecurity guidance for Federal contractors.[…]
More than two years after Congress passed the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act—the biggest overhaul of Federal IT acquisition in decades—most Federal chief information officers say they still don’t have the authority necessary to manage technology throughout their agencies.[…]
Witnesses testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee on Tuesday commended the committee’s work on the Modernizing Government Technology Act in the previous Congress, and expressed their support for reintroducing the bill.[…]