LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Apple wants the Justice Department to share how it broke into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, but according to Reuters, the FBI might be allowed to withhold that information. “Under the U.S. vulnerabilities equities process, the government is supposed to err in favor of disclosing security issues so companies can devise fixes to protect data. The policy has exceptions for law enforcement, and there are no hard rules about when and how it must be applied,” the wire service reports. “The referee is likely to be a White House group formed during the Obama administration to review computer security flaws discovered by federal agencies and decide whether they should be disclosed.”

SYSTEM UPGRADES: The White House is poised to urge Congress to approve new IT modernization funding for federal agencies to the tune of $3.1 billion. “The Obama administration proposed the fund to serve as a mechanism for agencies to upgrade legacy IT to more modern, cloud-based systems,” FCW reports. “[But] the fund recently failed to pass as an amendment to the fiscal 2017 budget resolution in the House Budget Committee. Lawmakers have raised concerns about the amount of money that has already been allocated for IT modernization efforts.”

BIG MOMENT FOR TESLA: The forthcoming Model 3 Tesla will be the company’s first electric vehicle aimed at mainstream consumers, and that means it’s a big test for the company’s chief executive, Elon Musk. “The Model 3 represents the culmination of a years-long strategy by Musk to stimulate a huge shift in global car culture that emphasizes sustainability,” our colleague Brian Fung reports. “In other words, this is the endgame. Although the company had focused first on high-end cars — the Tesla Roadster, the Model S, and the Model X — the ultimate goal was to bring the electric car to the masses.”