After news of SolarWinds breach, Capitol Hill turns attention to CISA
CISA's cyber-protection teams can only do so much without enhanced threat-hunting authority — and with a vacancy in leadership looming large, lawmakers said.
Sen. Warner: Pentagon tech spending should be ‘reexamined’ post-COVID
Defense funding will likely be curtailed to address federal deficit increases, at a time when when investments in cybersecurity and 5G are needed to compete with China, the Virginia senator said.
$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats
The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.
Contractors demand maximum telework authority as coronavirus furloughs loom
“We’re really in uncharted territory here," said the attorney leading Ward & Berry's government contracts practice.
Background investigations reform shifts focus with backlog down
Lawmakers want to ensure a streamlined process will still exclude "the Edward Snowdens of the world."
Delays in security clearances hit IT vendors in capital region the hardest, report says
The backlog of background checks — typically more than 200 days for most new hires who need a clearance — has ripple effects throughout the region, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.