The Defense Department says it’s cut the number of security clearance holders by 900,000 as a result of policy changes to address potential insider threats.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants to know what’s stopping the Internet of Things from becoming a reality.
The Homeland Security Department is trying again to improve its security operations center by going out with a second solicitation.
No one knows who’s in charge of helping Defense agencies get through cyber incidents. Government Accountability Office auditors found DoD policy does not clearly define its roles and responsibilities.
The Navy makes changes to its uniform policy regarding tattoos and hats. Sailors may now have one tattoo under an inch on their neck, and have whatever amount of ink they want below the elbow or knee.
You now have permission to hack the Pentagon. A spokesman said DoD’s accepting registrants for its new bug bounty program, which pays white hat hackers who discover and report vulnerabilities in DoD systems.
Agencies reported 321 incidents of networks or systems being attacked with ransomware to the Homeland Security Department since June 2015.
Health and Human Services has gotten a new assignment from the President. At a conference in Atlanta, President Barack Obama outlined several measures to curb heroin and prescription opiate addiction.
The Homeland Security Department should reevaluate its policy on administrative leave, according to the Government Accountability Office. DHS put out the policy last year.
Rep. Seth Moulton’s (D-Mass.) Faster Care for Veterans Act would create a system in which the Veterans Affairs Department uses commercial software for veterans to self-schedule appointments.
The House Budget Committee wants to cut non-Defense spending over the next 10 years even lower than what’s called for under sequestration. It’s calling for a 10 percent reduction in the civilian workforce through attrition.
The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee approved its spending bill for fiscal 2017 which said no funding can go towards performance awards for executives at the VA.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pleads with Congress to avoid the across-the-board budget cuts of sequestration again. He told the House Armed Services Committee the Defense Department’s greatest risk is losing the stability that this year’s budget deal gave the department.
The Navy gives its commands 60 days to implement better document retention procedures, saying they’re necessary if the service is ever going to pass a financial audit.