A bipartisan group senators wants to authorize cybersecurity cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and nations that have signed onto the Abraham Accords countries through a new piece of legislation introduced on May 31.
As China continues on its path to become the leading cyber adversary to the United States, lawmakers and government officials are looking for ways to strike a balance that will cater to benefits of economic partnerships with China while not exposing American security interests in the process.
The House of Representatives on May 24 voted to approve legislation that would permanently authorize the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VEC-TEC) program, which is run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and subsidizes tuition for veterans training in technology fields.
A bipartisan group of House members on May 24 introduced a resolution to establish a bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.
A bipartisan pair of senators have reintroduced a piece of legislation that looks to strengthen the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure across the U.S., by creating a new cybersecurity office as part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Policy and Cybersecurity Coordination Act.
Various Republican senators are joining their House colleagues in looking to put an end to pandemic-era remote work for Federal employees with a new piece of legislation aimed at curbing what they call “laziness” in the Federal workforce.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation that would require Federal agencies to designate senior officials to ensure that the Federal government’s use of emerging technology is consistent with “democratic values.”
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have reintroduced a bill that would make it easier to fire Federal employees, making them at-will workers.
A group of senators introduced bipartisan legislation this week that aims to reform the security classification system to reduce overclassification, prevent mishandling of classified information, promote better use of intelligence, and enhance public trust – including investing in new technology to do just that.
A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation that would strengthen the IT security of many voting systems across the country.
A group of bipartisan senators has introduced legislation that would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help commercial satellite companies and owners to better defend themselves against cyberthreats across the globe.
Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., reintroduced a bill last week that requires the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) arm to have a more direct hand in the research and development (R&D) of activities concerning climate change.
Lawmakers of the House Science Committee introduced two pieces of legislation last week that would codify the Department of Energy’s (DoE) existing research partnerships with NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to better address critical science and technology challenges.
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. – along with Reps. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Don Beyer, D-Va., and Ken Buck, R-Colo. – introduced new legislation on April 26 that would keep humans in the loop in the U.S. nuclear command and control process to prevent artificial intelligence (AI) technologies from having a role in making nuclear launch decisions.
House members are reaching across the aisle to help accelerate quantum technology development by creating a “quantum sandbox” for that purpose, according to a new bill from Reps. Jay Obernolte, R-Calif., and Haley Stevens, D-Mich.
A group of Republican senators recently reintroduced legislation that would require that the Energy Department’s (DoE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) be led by a Senate-confirmed assistant secretary.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced legislation last week that would stop the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from deploying the Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) program until it makes system improvements.
A bipartisan bill to create a program that allows Federal agencies to lease underutilized properties – and to use the rent payments to help fund capital projects – has advanced in the Senate.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted today to approve several bills that impact government technology use including legislation on open source software security, Federal data center security, and digital identification.
A bipartisan bill from Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Richard Hudson, R-N.C., is aiming to accelerate Federal efforts to modernize the country’s rapidly aging 9-1-1 systems.
Reps. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, and Haley Stevens, D-Mich., have introduced new legislation that aims to apply the power of quantum computing to assist the agriculture industry and streamline fertilizer production.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., reintroduced bipartisan legislation on March 23 that aims to protect open-source software in response to issues raised by the Log4j vulnerability that emerged in December 2021.
Bipartisan legislation that aims to improve management of how the Federal government purchases and uses software was reintroduced in the both the Senate and the House this week.
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., ranking member of the full House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced two new bills this week aimed at addressing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) failures in IT modernization.
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.