Stringrays, Blocked Nominations and a Ton of Tech Bills

NextGov: We guarantee you missed at least one of these things last week and this week is looking just as busy.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is blocking the nomination of Chris Krebs to lead the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity and infrastructure protection division until the department reveals more information about how foreign governments are using fake cellphone towers to spy on Americans.

Wyden has been pushing the executive branch for months to be more transparent about how foreign governments are using the tools, known as Stingrays, in the Washington, D.C. area.

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