Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at DefenseScoop’s DefenseTalks on May 22, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group photo)

Mattis: Don’t create separate military cyber service

The former defense secretary said U.S. Cyber Command needs emergency authority to be able to operate inside the United States.
Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing for national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 2, 2023. in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Chinese hacking threat puts focus on protecting critical infrastructure, Biden adviser says

National Cyber Director Harry Coker said he doubts the U.S. public realizes the full scope of the cybersecurity threat facing the United States.
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 2, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Lawmakers fret over who will report foreign election interference 

When the U.S. government has credible evidence of a foreign nation interfering in an American election, who is responsible for sounding the alarm and what processes are…
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) participate in a Rules Committee hearing. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Three bills governing AI in elections pass Senate committee

The bills are aimed at protecting election integrity from the misuse of generative artificial intelligence.