Emily Murphy gets Senate approval to lead GSA

by Billy Mitchell • 6 months ago

Murphy received Senate approval Tuesday by voice vote.

Lawmakers push for chief data officers in every agency in new bill

by Billy Mitchell • 7 months ago

The bill would drive agencies to better use data to measure the effectiveness of their programs, and more.

House FITARA Enhancement Act receives a clean CBO score

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 8 months ago

“This is an important step forward in making the FITARA Enhancement Act reality and in our efforts to realize the full potential of FITARA," Rep. Gerry Connolly, the bill's lead sponsor, told FedScoop.

NSF’s cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service program would expand under Senate bill

by FedScoop Staff • 10 months ago

Bipartisan legislation advancing in the Senate would expand a National Science Foundation scholarship program that funds cybersecurity education for students who commit to government service after they obtain their degree.

New bill would heighten security standards for IoT devices sold to government

by FedScoop Staff • 10 months ago

The “Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017,” co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo, mandates that any IoT product sold to the government must be able to receive software patches in case of a discovered vulnerability.

Senators look to boost safe drone use in new legislation

by FedScoop Staff • 11 months ago

The Safe Drone Act of 2017 aims to further the development of unmanned aircraft systems and help clarify the safety and privacy concerns that cities and states must address as they begin to embrace the possibilities proffered by the now-affordable technology.