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Nuclear safety agency does poor job securing its networks, data, says FISMA report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear power plants, is doing a poor job of securing its own networks and data. That was one of the many findings of the latest Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress by the Office of Management and Budget.

Spotlight: House Energy and Commerce Committee may cover cyber, too

The House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks to hold hearings and conduct rigorous oversight of cybersecurity during the 114 th  Congress, according to an oversight plan that the committee is considering for "markup" at its Jan. 9 organizational meeting.

Gallup: Americans say gov't biggest problem facing country, overwhelmingly disapprove of Congress

Government is the most important problem to Americans right now and has been for most of the year, a Gallup poll released Aug. 13 says. About 18 percent of Americans say government is the biggest problem while 15 percent maintain it's immigration, the poll says. About 14 percent say the economy is their top worry.

Gallup: Americans say gov't biggest problem facing country, overwhelmingly disapprove of Congress

Government is the most important problem to Americans right now and has been for most of the year, a Gallup poll released Aug. 13 says. About 18 percent of Americans say government is the biggest problem while 15 percent maintain it's immigration, the poll says. About 14 percent say the economy is their top worry.

Gallup: Only 15 percent of Americans approve of Congress

While only 15 percent of Americans say they approve of Congress, it's a jump from last year's record low of 9 percent, a recent Gallup poll finds. The July 15 poll of 1,013 adults from July 1-10 is virtually unchanged from the 16-percent approval recorded in the prior month. The margin of sampling error for the poll is 4 percentage points.

Gallup: Only 15 percent of Americans approve of Congress

While only 15 percent of Americans say they approve of Congress, it's a jump from last year's record low of 9 percent, a recent Gallup poll finds. The July 15 poll of 1,013 adults from July 1-10 is virtually unchanged from the 16-percent approval recorded in the prior month. The margin of sampling error for the poll is 4 percentage points.

Obama asks Congress for $3.7B to deal with thousands of child migrants in southwest border

President Barack Obama is seeking $3.7 billion in emergency appropriations from Congress to help deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southwest border.

Obama asks Congress for $3.7B to deal with thousands of child migrants in southwest border

President Barack Obama is seeking $3.7 billion in emergency appropriations from Congress to help deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southwest border.

FAA 'significantly' behind in integrating unmanned aircraft safely into nation's airspace, IG says

The FAA is facing major technological, regulatory and management barriers and until they're addressed, integration of drones or unmanned aircraft systems for civilian and law enforcement purposes will be slow and risky, the IG's report (pdf) said.

FTC asks Congress to make data brokerage more transparent

The Federal Trade Commission wants Congress to consider legislation that would rein in data brokers – requiring them provide more information to consumers on their operations and reasonable access to the data collected about individuals.