Chris Bing

Chris Bing

Technology & Cybersecurity Reporter

Christopher J. Bing is a cybersecurity reporter for FedScoop. He has written about technology and policy for DC Inno, International Policy Digest and The Daily Caller, among other outlets.

While at DC Inno, Chris focused on covering innovative technology businesses that are based in the D.C.-area. In June 2014, he founded a foreign policy blog called The Grey Cut, which monitored the influence and activity of petro-dictatorships across the globe. From an early age, Chris became interested in politics as a result of living in Venezuela with his mother and watching the country shift from a democracy to a dictatorship.

Chris is an alumnus of St. Marys College of Maryland, a small liberal arts school based in Southern Maryland. He's a fan of Premier League football, authentic Laotian food and "that bluegrass band you've probably never heard of."

You can follow him on Twitter via @Bing_Chris

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CIA running internal ‘Shark Tank’ pitch competitions

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The Central Intelligence Agency is using pitch competitions similar to the TV show “Shark Tank” to spur the development of cutting-edge intelligence gathering technologies.

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NSA cyber-defense chief: ‘I have never been more busy’

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

The man responsible for leading the National Security Agency’s defensive mission says his team is fielding more calls than ever from agencies across the government.

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Friction by design: FBI, DHS disagree on when to tell victims they’ve been hacked

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Competing interests exist between two of the predominant federal agencies tasked with stopping hackers from attacking the U.S., officials say, and that dynamic shapes how and when the government notifies Americans if they’ve been breached.

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OPM overpaying for identity theft protections after breach, watchdog says

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office notes that OPM is providing coverage at a level that is “likely unnecessary” because “claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars.”

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Bill would turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

There’s a bill in the works that would codify the U.S. government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law.

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FBI would get $61M to fight cybercrime, encryption in Trump budget proposal

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government proposes a $61 million increase for the FBI and Justice Department in fiscal 2018 to better track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.