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Congressman: Why Is The White House Exempt from Federal Cyber Rules?

When federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott testified Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to make the case for a $3.1 billion IT modernization fund, he faced a series of questions about the government’s archaic systems – some of which are more than 50 years old. Continue Reading

Connecticut’s Facial Recognition Bill: A Model for States?

Earlier this year, the Connecticut General Assembly was considering a bill that would prohibit the use of facial recognition technology for commercial applications unless companies got prior consent from consumers to gather that information — a move that would have severely curtailed the deployment of the technology. Continue Reading

U.S. Digital Service might get 10-year lease on life

At least a few members of Congress want to make sure President Barack Obama’s technology SWAT team, the U.S. Digital Service, will live on beyond his administration. On May 27, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) introduced a bill that would authorize USDS for 10 years. Continue Reading

Proposals for Multibillion-Dollar Public Safety Broadband Network FirstNet are In

The proposal deadline for a nationwide public safety broadband network has closed, and the system could start deploying as soon as next fall. Continue Reading