Category: Tech

IT Policy, Tech

North Carolina Executive Order Establishes Cyber Task Force

May 23, 2022

Via: StateTech Magazine

The governor’s office in North Carolina has issued an executive order officially establishing a cybersecurity task force of professionals and law enforcement officials who have been helping local governments prevent and recover from cybersecurity incidents informally for the past four […]

IT Policy, Tech

FCC Implements New Rules To Battle Influx Of Robocalls

May 20, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The Federal Communications Commission took action against illegal spam calls contacting American phone lines from overseas by adopting new protocols that mandates service and gateway providers take additional steps to verify the identity of calls they rout. As part of […]

IT Policy, Tech

New DOJ guidance on enforcing hacking laws carves out safe space for security research

May 20, 2022

Via: FCW

The Department of Justice has officially revised its policy regarding a controversial law in a bid to encourage more activity from security researchers—sometimes referred to as white-hat hackers—who can find cybersecurity bugs and alert authorities for remediation before adversaries get […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Biden administration to release $45B for nationwide internet

May 13, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure that every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028, inviting governors and other leaders on Friday to start the application process. Commerce Secretary […]

Federal, Networking & Wireless, Policy, Tech

Biden starts program to provide discounted internet service

May 9, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration announced on Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Telecomn groups end fight against California net neutrality

May 5, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California’s net neutrality law that bars broadband providers from throttling service. In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob Bonta jointly agreed to dismiss […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, IT Policy, Tech

Biden to sign executive order, national security memo to advance quantum technologies

May 4, 2022

Via: Fox News

President Biden is expected to sign an executive order and a national security memo Wednesday to advance quantum information science in an effort to place the United States in a position to be able to “leapfrog well ahead” of adversaries […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, IT Policy, Tech

Technology trade groups urge Congress to add $300 million to the TMF

May 2, 2022

Via: FCW

A coalition of technology groups urged appropriators to invest at least $300 million in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for fiscal year 2023, along with additional funding to help agencies mature their zero trust capabilities. The Information Technology Industry Council, […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple to face EU antitrust charges over blocking third-party apps from iPhone NFC payment tech

April 28, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The Financial Times writes that EU investigators led by competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager will accuse Apple of blocking third-party service providers, such as PayPal and leading banks, from accessing its mobile wallet system. The case, which was opened in 2020, […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Health Care, Industry, Tech

House lawmakers seek VA EHR pause, ‘gravely concerned’ for patient safety

April 27, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

System outages and patient safety concerns associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new electronic health record (EHR) have led to top members of the House VA Committee calling for the agency to stop future rollouts. VA officials told the […]