House oversight committee refers veterans’ records backlog to NARA inspector general

Lawmakers urge the watchdog to make recommendations on IT modernization and the digitization of records at the national archives.

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Lawmakers introduce bill to increase oversight of federal contractors’ use of AI

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If enacted, the legislation would give the Office of Management and Budget new oversight responsibilities.

Army looks to increase oversight, centralization of IT spending

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A new strategy published Wednesday creates two councils to scrutinize the service's IT procurement.

Federal CDO Council seeks input on improving data sharing, skills and ethics

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Responses to a new RFI will inform new guidance on overlooked areas including data ethics and equity.

DOJ expects whistleblowers to play ‘significant role’ in False Claims Act cases against contractors

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Senior official Brian Boynton says the enforcement action will help spur contractors and grantees to comply with cybersecurity requirements.

Proposals to fund overseas 5G projects set aside by House lawmakers

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Senate lawmakers continue to consider companion legislation to the Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act.

White House developing bill of rights to protect against data-driven technology abuses

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The Office of Science and Technology Policy seeks information on biometrics technologies that are used to confirm identity.

Government tech contractors that conceal cyber breaches could be forced to pay triple damages

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The Department of Justice's new enforcement initiative could impose large fines on contractors.

FISMA reform bill amendment cuts agency breach notification period to 72 hours

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The proposed timeline for government departments to notify Congress of a breach has been brought into line with private sector disclosure requirements.

FISMA reform bill would require CISA to assign advisers to work with agency CIOs

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Under current proposals CISA’s director would have 120 days to designate a cybersecurity official to work directly with each agency.

FISMA reform bill would require agencies to notify Congress of cyber breaches within 5 days

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The legislative proposals would introduce strict new reporting requirements for senior government IT leaders.