The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is in the process of updating its Information Technology Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2024-28, with an emphasis across the agency on moving away from older legacy IT systems, the agency’s chief information officer (CIO) said today.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Republicans led by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky. sent letters to 25 Federal agencies this month to conduct oversight on Federal telework and remote work rates and policies – and to get more granular data on telework rates.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 17 voted to approve three bills that would increase oversight of Federal government software contracts, create an artificial intelligence training program for Federal officials, and gather cybersecurity best practices for the satellite sector.
The House Homeland Security Committee approved two notable cybersecurity-related bills during a markup session on May 17, sending them to the full House for further consideration.
Samuel Altman, chief executive officer (CEO) for OpenAI, – the company that created the famed ChatGPT AI tool – testified before Congress about the need for quick and robust AI regulations.
House and Senate lawmakers called on President Biden last week to expedite the nomination of Kemba Walden to head the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD), which she has run in an acting capacity since February.
A new congressional voice on cybersecurity issues is vowing to heighten oversight of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help fight the growing threat of cyberattacks.
Lawmakers voiced their concerns about U.S. capability and progress in countering the increasing threat of China dominating the technology sector.
A year after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made a call for a unified Federal government broadband strategy, that idea appeared to attract some backing at a House subcommittee hearing on May 10 that tackled possible next steps for consolidating and organizing the programs.
The United States faces an increasingly complex and daunting international threat environment that includes potential cyberattacks from China and a Russian military trying to recover from extensive losses in Ukraine, top U.S. intelligence officials told a Senate committee on May 4.
Department of Commerce (DoC) Secretary Gina Raimondo asked members of Congress this week to fully fund President Biden’s proposed 10 percent increase in the agency’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2024, arguing that too much is at stake for U.S. economic interests to cut corners in the agency’s work.
The Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity met with AI experts in the private sector today to understand how the Defense Department (DoD) could better leverage the emerging technology to improve warfighting – while also ensuring that cybersecurity comes baked into the weapons.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee plans to investigate how many Federal employees are teleworking, following last week’s memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that asked agencies to increase the amount of in-person work at Federal offices, while also balancing telework as an important retention tool.
Republican members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology called upon NASA last week to answer some questions about what they see as the agency’s high telework rate.
Top Department of Defense (DoD) officials told lawmakers during a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing last week that the U.S. needs to keep improving its capabilities in machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity in order to maintain its current strategic advantage over other major nation-states.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) $842 billion budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024 is “strategy-driven” and critical to the nation’s challenge to keep pace with China, a top Defense official told lawmakers during a March 28 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its annual oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today, where conversations about leveraging emerging technologies – like AI – took center stage amidst the growing, bipartisan concern surrounding the nation’s opioid crisis.
The House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation held a hearing this week to unpack the National Cyber Strategy (NCS) that was released by the White House earlier this month.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today voted 8-4 to favorably report Colleen Shogan’s nomination to the full Senate to be the eleventh archivist for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing today to deliberate over President Biden’s fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget blueprint, and it’s no surprise that the President’s numbers were met with pushback from Republican lawmakers.
President Biden’s embattled pick to lead the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participated in his confirmation hearing before Congress amid a series of technological challenges for the agency.
While the House Energy and Commerce Committee has paved the way for a national data privacy standard, the United States has yet to pass legislation that would rein in Big Tech and put Americans in control of their personal data.
Colleen Shogan once again testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Feb. 28 after her nomination to be the first female archivist for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) was blocked last congress.
Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee are calling on Federal domestic security agencies to provide them with more information on “racially- or ethnically-motivated violent” cyberattacks to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acting administrator said today that modernization work on the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system is set to be complete by fiscal year 2025, but the agency is looking to accelerate that timeline.
The state of cryptocurrency looks a lot different than it did just one year ago. While last year’s Super Bowl featured numerous crypto-focused commercials, this past Sunday’s Super Bowl did not feature one.
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee kicked off its first hearing of the 118th Congress on Feb. 9 with a focus on strengthening airline operations by upgrading the sector’s IT systems and technology.
The pandemic-fueled expansion of unemployment insurance (UI) benefitted millions of Americans even as the programs became riddled with fraud, a senior Federal watchdog agency official said on Feb. 8 at a congressional hearing marked by contentious exchanges between Republicans and Democrats over more than $60 billion in fraudulent payments.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held its first of many hearings today on the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where IT system modernization and cybersecurity took center stage.
The newly constituted House Committee on Oversight and Accountability dedicated its first hearing of the 118th Congress on Feb. 1 to investigating fraud in the distribution of Federal COVID-19 relief funds, and committee leadership said that focus will continue down the road.