Members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress agree Congress lacks tech oversight capacity to keep an eye on federal agencies, but whether that means bringing back the Office of Technology Assessment, as some lawmakers have suggested, remains unclear.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s chief information officer says the agency is in the process of implementing a variety of safeguards to protect data, after reporting five additional cyber breaches at the hands of unknowing former employees.
The Pentagon says its contribution for a new manufacturing institute dedicated to flexible electronics will be matched by $96 million in corporate and institutional funding. Officials say it could lead to a significant lightening of a soldier’s loads and real-time damage reports from individual bulkheads aboard Navy ships.
As agencies try to hire hundreds of trained cybersecurity experts in the coming years, there are questions about whether that need can be met. Some observers wonder whether there really are enough cybersecurity workers.