In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Benefits Administration, under pressure, reverses an Obama-era policy that resulted in Privacy Act violations.
None of the new technology NASA is working on to get it to Mars will matter if the agency doesn’t have consistency in funding and vision over the next several years.
The fiscal 2020 budget request cuts about $300 million from NIST across most areas, including manufacturing and scientific measurements.
An exchange over a tiny NIST program takes one budget debate out of the purely political realm.
House Science, Space and Technology Committee members learned that NASA, DoD do not have Kaspersky products on their networks.
The House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on Oversight promises to hold more hearings on the cybersecurity threat of Kaspersky Lab products to the government.
The Homeland Security Department issued their fifth binding operational directive on Sept. 13.
An Energy Department scientist told members of the House Science, Space and Technology committee on Wednesday that management sought to fire her for defending funding certain research during a congressional briefing.
House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wrote letters to both the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget about their agencies’ responses to a series of cyber breaches within the past year. Specifically, Lamar questioned whether foreign nationals and contractors had access to major IT systems and role they play in securing them.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg defended his CIO Larry Gross and his initiatives to improve the agency’s cybersecurity posture. But members of a congressional committee warned some of those plans might do more harm than good.