In today's Federal Newscast, CACI International makes an offer to buy IT contractor CSRA after it had already agreed to a deal with General Dynamics.
The House Oversight and Government Reform and Homeland Security committees released oversight plans for the 115th Congress, both of which included cybersecurity and IT modernization.
The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 has been in effect for six months, but Congress and the Homeland Security Department say tweaks are needed to encourage more information sharing from industry.
Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary, certified March 17 that the agency met the requirement in the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act to accept and provide cyber threat data in real time with the private sector.
The Secret Service has been running the National Computer Forensics Institute for years. But a bill now in Congress would expand its mission. Its sponsor, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) explains to Federal Drive with Tom Temin why he thinks the institute's expertise should be shared with law enforcement at all levels of government.
The House passed a bill on Monday that formally authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to train state and local law enforcement officials in counter-cyber crime techniques.
A major focus for the National Protection and Programs Directorate reorganization is unifying the directorate's physical and cyber infrastructures.