Nods to IT infrastructure, innovative transportation are on GOP senator’s tech agenda
The chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force laid out an agenda that included commitments to ensuring the federal IT infrastructure is secure against cyber attacks, support innovative transportation technologies and plans to work on issues ranging from copyright modernization and patent reform, to encryption. In his speech on Capitol Hill Thursday, Hatch also urged the tech community to let him serve as their contact to President Donald Trump.
Superstar cybersecurity committee proposed by senators
A new bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate would create a “Select Committee on Cybersecurity” designed to act as a central entity overseeing cybersecurity efforts across multiple federal agencies.
DHS nominee Kelly mixes message on department’s cyber role
Kelly said reorganization and renaming of DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate to improve the department’s cyber capabilities would be a “top priority.”
‘A grave mistake’ — Rep. McCaul pushes back on Trump cyber-defense plan
An influential Republican congressman is pushing back against President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to increase the Defense Department’s role in defending domestic computer networks.
CenturyLink snags $11.4M U.S. Senate contract
CenturyLink is providing the Senate with a unified communications-as-a-service platform for hosted voice-over-internet-protocol service.
IT modernization bill needs continued push from industry, Rep. Hurd says
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, wants tech leaders to talk to senators about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which has stalled in the Senate.