The House Judiciary Committee has passed a bill establishing the crime of aggravated identity theft--the use of a stolen identity to commit certain crimes--and setting penalties for it. The Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, H.R. 1731, also seeks stronger punishment for those who abuse a position of trust to commit insider identity theft. The intent of the insider provision is to remind employees that there are consequences for their actions, says Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, the bill's sponsor. The next step for the bill is a vote by the full House.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.