House passes bipartisan IoT security bill to fix ‘glaring gap’ in cyber infrastructure

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act would NIST to best practices for device security. The Office of Management and Budget would create guidance for agencies…

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How a simple tweet opened frustration floodgates over security clearances

Lawmakers introduced legislation to publish standards for granting, denying or revoking security clearances.

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Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

VA MISSION Act funding to take center stage in upcoming 2020 budget battles

Congressional appropriators are concerned about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plans to implement and pay for the VA MISSION Act, which may likely…

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HUD’s shutdown challenges reveal textbook case for IT modernization

Some 1,150 housing contracts expired during the 35-day government shutdown, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the situation could have been avoided if its contract management system wasn’t more than 30 years old.

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