Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced a pair of bills this week that would create civilian cyber reserve pilot programs in both the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS).
Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology reintroduced the Future Uses of Technology Upholding Reliable and Enhanced (FUTURE) Networks Act on March 9.
The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety reintroduced the Crypto-Asset Environmental Transparency Act, and this week held the Senate’s first hearing focused on the emerging technology’s impact to climate.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate on March 7 would give the Commerce Department authority to review, prevent, prohibit, and “mitigate transactions involving information and communications technology products in which any foreign adversary has any interest and poses an undue or unacceptable risk to national security,” including China and Russia.
While the House Energy and Commerce Committee has paved the way for a national data privacy standard, the United States has yet to pass legislation that would rein in Big Tech and put Americans in control of their personal data.
House Republicans introduced legislation on Feb. 24 that aims to help recover billions of dollars of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits estimated to have been stolen by fraudsters during the pandemic.
Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Readiness Act on Thursday, with the aim to prepare the nation for the continued growth of smart devices and technology that connects to 5G networks.
Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., have reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen Federal efforts to expand domestic manufacturing of semiconductor chips.
A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced legislation that would establish a first-of-its-kind demonstration program to reduce the nearly one million of pieces of space junk in orbit.
Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., debuted a new version of bipartisan legislation in the House today that aims to “protect the federal workforce from politicization and political manipulation” by preventing wholesale reclassifications of Federal employees without the consent of lawmakers.
A bipartisan group of senators – Sens. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.; John Thune, R-S.D.; Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Deb Fischer, R-Neb. – have reintroduced the Rural Internet Improvement Act. The legislation would “streamline and bolster U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development broadband programs and ensure that their funding is being targeted to rural areas that need it the most,” according to the bill’s cosponsors.
A member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is planning to reintroduce legislation that aims to increase transparency between critical electric infrastructure owners and the Department of Energy (DoE).
The House voted 221–206 on Feb. 1 to approve legislation that would roll back Federal agency telework policies to their year-end 2019 levels, and require agencies to justify any future changes in telework policies through reporting to Congress.
The Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act is once again floating down the halls of Capitol Hill – this time in the 118th Congress – but the same mission as last year: protecting you from your snooping appliances.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said he is planning to introduce legislation to ban use of the popular social media app TikTok across the United States.
Legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a yearly report to Congress on the disclosure of cyber vulnerabilities was reintroduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, on Jan. 11.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Jan. 11 that would roll back Federal agency telework policies to their year-end 2019 levels, and require agencies to justify any future changes in telework policies through reporting to Congress.
House members from both sides of the aisle this week reintroduced legislation that would create a National Digital Reserve Corps – a civilian organization tasked with addressing digital and cyber needs across the Federal government.
The House voted late on Jan. 9 to approve the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, a bill that would rescind legislation approved last year providing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with $80 billion of funding over ten years to rebuild its workforce and replace legacy IT systems.
President Biden on Jan. 5 signed into law the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act that aims to prevent China-based corporations – and other foreign companies – from stealing U.S. intellectual property.
As the 118th Congress gears up this week with leadership elections, the Republican-led House is prioritizing slashing $80 billion of funding allocated to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year to help the agency rebuild its workforce and its legacy IT systems.
President Biden on Dec. 27, 2022, signed into law legislation that addresses conflicts of interest within the Federal contracting community.
The House voted on Dec. 23 to approve a full-year Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding bill that will fund Federal government operations through Sept. 30, 2023, with President Biden expected to sign off on the measure shortly after the House vote.
In IT, as in life, the greatest risks and opportunities are in the shadows. Bipartisan legislation is quietly on its way to President Biden’s desk that could reduce cybersecurity risk at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and create the opportunity for Congress to tackle a growing government-wide problem: the proliferation of IT devices and systems being used without proper approval, commonly known as Shadow IT
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan., introduced new legislation on Dec. 14 that would apply to the cryptocurrency industry existing laws that aim to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.
Amid the recent rush at the Federal and state levels to ban or curtail use of the China-based TikTok social media app, at least one U.S. senator says that those actions would not be sufficient to prevent China interests from accessing personal data on United States citizens.
The House today voted to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which green-lights $847 billion of spending for defense-related purposes, and includes numerous technology and cybersecurity provisions.
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., is working on legislation for next year that would create a chief design officer for the Federal government, he said today at MeriTalk’s “New & Next: The Government Tech Renaissance,” event in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Ritchie Torres D-N.Y., introduced legislation on Dec. 2 that would direct the National Cyber Director (NCD) to create a Cyber Education Task Force aimed at increasing cybersecurity education and workforce diversity.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill released by the House Rules Committee late Tuesday evening features numerous provisions designed to bolster cyber capabilities and operations not only at the Defense Department (DoD), but at other Federal agencies as well.