To help bolster U.S. cyber defense, the bill calls for authorizing the president to use military cyber action in response to an attack on the nation, additional funding to the Defense Innovation Initiative for increased investment in various technologies, and more cyber procurement funding.
Americans have "exceedingly low levels of confidence in the privacy and security of the records that are maintained by a variety of institutions in the digital age," Pew said.
Convincing the private sector to share more information about cybersecurity incidents with the federal government will take trust building and a cooperative effort across all relevant agencies.
The Center for Data Innovation report said Congress can help shape data usage to boost economic growth and benefit the public through improved transparency or more efficient healthcare.
"I've noticed a few projects sometimes overcorrecting towards where the negative noise is, because there's not enough positive noise," said Federal Deputy Chief Technology Officer Ryan Panchadsaram, during a Tuesday session at the ACT-IAC Management of Change Conference.
Consumers can access data about their broadband service through Internet service providers, or ISPs, third-party websites and Federal Communication Commission reports, but there are issues in each of these areas.
While the Government Accountability Office report did not make any recommendations to relevant U.S. agencies, it pointed out concerns among stakeholders about prescriptive standards versus a performance-based approach.
Despite the General Services Administration's efforts to provide agencies with tools that support the acquisition of cloud computing technologies, there's a growing demand for neutral facilitators, or "cloud brokers," to walk agencies through the selection of a cloud vendor.
A handful of federal agencies aren't just talking about how sensor-based technologies can fuel new capabilities and efficiencies, they're embracing the "Internet of Things" now.
Traci Walker talks about her experience in the "Behind the Buy" podcast that features stories from federal contracting officers about using effective IT contracting strategies to help agencies get what they need.
The Defense Department has acquired more than 10,000 drones and training pilots is an integral part of its plans. However, the Army and Air Force in recent years have faced several challenges in getting that pilot training completed.
A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker has been charged in connection with an attempted email spear-phishing attack that targeted dozens of Energy Department employee email accounts.
A proposal to shift management of the web addresses that power the Internet from the Commerce Department to a "global multi-stakeholder community" is gaining support as a deadline looms.
A bill that aims to increase student privacy protections by blocking education companies from selling student data has been reintroduced in the Senate.
Nearly half the respondents said the U.S. government is seeing little to no return on such security investments, while 17 percent said their organization's security posture is even worse – which is 5 percent higher than what respondents said in a 2013 survey.
Despite new guidance on how agencies can meet the requirements prescribed by the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, or DATA Act, many questions remain.
In such circumstances, the People's Liberation Army would use cyberspace operations to not only achieve "information dominance," but disable an enemy's operations.
While the report said that most agencies are "fence sitters," there are those who are unwilling or hesitant to move to the cloud because these "box huggers...fear loss of control and getting blamed for failure."
Federal chief information officers have similar worries to businesses when it comes to the impact their legacy networks have on adapting new, innovative technologies that improve service and lower costs, according to a Brocade Communications executive whose company released a global survey today about infrastructure issues.
On the first anniversary of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, the next phase of its implementation begins. The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department have issued 57 governmentwide standards for posting to USAspending.gov.