The Aspen Cybersecurity Group has issued seven principles to bolster the security of Internet-of-Things devices, calling on manufacturers to increase investment, accountability and transparency in their products’ security, to design devices with “updateable” security and to build a multi-layered IoT defense, The Washington Post reported.Read More »
Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.
The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would rename the Office of E-Government to the Office of the Federal CIO, Hurd's office said Wednesday.
Congressional lawmakers underscored in a recently published report on artificial intelligence the need for the U.S. to remain competitive in the increasingly critical emergent field. The legislators expressed concern at the prospect of the U.S. lagging behind other countries in artificial intelligence technologies, noting how such a scenario could have serious ramifications for the nation’s cybersecurity posture, the ethical use of AI in warfare, and U.S. economic security.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee has cleared a bill that intends to add $150 million for fiscal year 2019 to a government fund that serves to provide working capital for agency information technology modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. The Technology Modernization Fund was authorized under the Modernizing Government Technology Act that Rep. …Read More »
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s information technology subcommittee conducted the first session of a three-part hearing series about artificial intelligence Wednesday. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said in a statement published Wednesday the subcommittee will meet with several industry professionals and government stakeholders in an effort to establish criteria that can …Read More »
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has called on the Government Accountability Office to carry out five new reviews related to the agencies’ implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. House panel members told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a letter published Wednesday to determine best practices …Read More »
Lawmakers have incorporated a provision that would fund federal agencies’ efforts to update information technology systems as part of the final version of the proposed defense authorization plan for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. A Senate Armed Services Committee spokesperson confirmed to the publication that the Modernizing Government …Read More »
The Washington Post would say that “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Others–in house, in congress, in forum–would beg to differ. Congressman Will Hurd (R-), who represents the 23rd District of Texas, aims to repaint the administration-landscape, in the hopes that the bipartisan issues standing on the steps of Capitol Hill are …Read More »
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) looks to evaluate a proposed information technology modernization working capital fund through the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard used to evaluate the performance of government IT systems, MeriTalk reported Friday. The planned central IT modernization fund is part of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which has …Read More »