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Biden cyber nominees Easterly, Inglis describe ransomware as urgent national security threat

by Sean Lyngaas

Americans got their closest look yet of how Chris Inglis and Jen Easterly would approach major cybersecurity issues.

Lawmakers urge DOD to go big on cyber in 2022 budget

by Jackson Barnett

Members of Congress want to push cyber up in importance, they told cyber leaders in DOD.

SolarWinds CEO talks hack, remaining questions before Capitol Hill hearings

by Tim Starks

SolarWinds' Sudhakar Ramakrishna said his company is still investigating the scope of the attack.

Will Congress ever fund state and local cybersecurity grants?

by Benjamin Freed

A $400 million grant program sought by NASCIO members and others passed the House in 2020, but got stuck in the Senate. The advocacy will continue into 2021.

‘Incremental changes’ not enough for AI workforce development, commission tells Congress

by Jackson Barnett

Congress also heard about a digital reserve corps idea and other recommendation to take "bold" action on building an AI workforce.

Senators urge against shuttering of Pentagon’s cyber college

by Billy Mitchell

"We fear that such an action sends the wrong message to our warfighters and to our adversaries," the senators wrote in a letter to DOD leadership.

The case for remote voting by Congress strengthens as more lawmakers quarantine

by Dave Nyczepir

Independent resolutions in the House and Senate don't specify what technology might be used in each chamber, respectively.

With workforce in mind, bipartisan bill proposes incentives for cybersecurity education, and more

by Shannon Vavra

The HACKED Act is the work of the top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee.

Security clearance background checks should take three days, Rep. Will Hurd says

by Shannon Vavra

“I never thought I would have to work on such a basic issue as this," the Texas Republican says about the federal security clearance process, which is still working on a large backlog of applications.