Eric Tucker

Business, Technology

US to Sue Contractors Who Don’t Report Cyberattacks

Monaco Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco speaks with reporters during a past news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is poised to sue government contractors and other companies who receive U.S. government grants if they fail to report breaches of their computer systems or misrepresent their cybersecurity practices, the department’s No. 2 official said Oct. 6.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
October 7, 2021
Government, Business

US Moves to Better Protect Infrastructure From Cyberthreats

Pipeline A Colonial Pipeline station is seen in Smyrna, Ga., near Atlanta. (Mike Stewart/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is eyeing ways to harden cybersecurity defenses for critical infrastructure, announcing July 28 the development of performance goals and a voluntary public-private partnership to protect core sectors.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
July 28, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Barr Says US Overly Reliant on Chinese Goods, Services

Attorney General William Barr participates in an Oval Office briefing on July 15. Attorney General William Barr participates in an Oval Office briefing on July 15. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

The United States has become overly reliant on Chinese goods and services, including face masks, medical gowns and other protective equipment designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said July 16.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
July 16, 2020