Senators rail against ‘use it or lose it’ spending at end of September
Senators want to ensure that "spending in the last quarter of this fiscal year is not wasteful or abusive."
Two senators say CBP can’t detect if passport chips are tampered with
Sens. Ron Wyden and Claire McCaskill say there are weaknesses in CBP's ability to authenticate the electronic RFID chips in U.S. passports.
Senators vote to hold Backpage.com in contempt in online sex probe
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved an historic resolution Wednesday, holding the CEO of online classified ad site Backpage.com in contempt of Congress for failing to testify under subpoena last November on the Website's role as a prominent vehicle for child sex trafficking.
OPM’s Cobert pledges ‘highest priority’ to cyber in confirmation hearing
Beth Cobert, acting director for the Office of Personnel Management, pledged Thursday to make cybersecurity her highest priority if confirmed by the Senate to head the information security-beleaguered agency.
Bipartisan bill would give DHS wide cybersecurity authorities
Six senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to monitor federal computer networks for intrusions without asking for permission.
Senators push chamber for access to ’21st-century’ tech
A pair of Senate Democrats are campaigning to change chamber rules that they say impede the use of modern digital tools.