Mike Rounds

  • White House finally acquiesces to Congress on cyber deterrence policy

    The Obama administration will use law enforcement and even military force to deter cyber attacks in new policy.

  • McCain thinks cyber deterrence policy is a hack

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said the administration’s recently released cyber deterrence policy is “thin” and lacks new information about plans to stop cyber attacks.

  • From acquisition to workforce, trio of new bills target federal community

    Three recent bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that address issues of administrative leave, Defense acquisition, and federal real property.

  • Accountability and reform omnibus will create ‘new VA’

    The Veterans First Act is a bipartisan omnibus bill that addresses problems within the Veterans Affairs Department. Everything from accountability to whistleblower protections is included in the package, along with major changes to the health care program for veterans, educational benefits and help for survivors.

  • DoD’s words ring hollow to vendors when it comes to LPTA

    Objections to the use of lowest-price technically acceptable for contracts are growing, including Booz Allen Hamilton and CACI protests of DISA’s $17.5 billion ENCORE III solicitation and a new bill from two senators to restrict when the military uses this type of contract.

  • Senator wants definition on cyber act of war

    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wants the Obama administration to figure out when a cyber attack is considered an act of war.

  • Sen. Mike Rounds: What is a cyber act of war?

    In the age of cyber attacks, it’s a little tougher to know exactly what constitutes an act of war. But it’s a question of growing importance. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) thinks the administration ought to define a cyber act of war. He talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about legislation he introduced to do just that.

  • Sen. Mike Rounds: Bill aims to increase DoD cyber training

    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, introduced the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program Act, which would help increase the number of people in the armed services trained in cybersecurity. Rounds fills in the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Lawmakers make another run at repealing DoD per diem cuts

    For the third year in a row, members of the House and Senate are trying to undo an unpopular 2014 DoD policy change that drastically cut reimbursement rates for military members and civilians on long-term travel.

  • GSA, FBI agree to provide ‘workable solution’ for future HQ project

    The $1.6 billion project was cancelled in mid-July, but officials say they are committed to coming up with a plan for FBI’s headquarters by the end of 2017.