Ron Wyden

Health experts seek separation of IT and policy contracts at national organ transplant network


Health IT experts have called for the federal government to separate the technology and policy arms of the United Network for Organ Sharing.

IRS under investigation for use of citizens’ phone location data


The inspector general is reviewing an IRS unit's subscription to a commercial database containing the phone location data of millions of citizens.

$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats


The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.

With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files


“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.

New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms


The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.

Senators want answers on State Department’s lack of multi-factor authentication


State uses enhanced authentication on just 11 percent of required agency devices, according to reports.