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Category: IT Policy


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

White House rolls out $1 billion in cyber funding to states

September 16, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Nearly a year after the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal crossed the finish line, states may begin applying for the $1 billion pot of cybersecurity funds written into law and designed to tackle increasing vulnerabilities across U.S. critical infrastructure. […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

CISA launches incident, ransomware reporting rulemaking RFI

September 12, 2022

Via: CSO Online

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its request for information (RFI) on upcoming reporting requirements that will mandate organizations report significant cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours and ransomware payments 24 hours after payments are made. The RFI […]


IT Policy, Tech

FTC contemplates rules to protect against commercial surveillance and lax data privacy

August 12, 2022

Via: FCW

The Federal Trade Commission is looking at boosting its efforts to combat commercial surveillance and relaxed data security, in an effort to protect online consumer privacy. As part of this effort, the FTC seeks public comment on its Advance Notice […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

NIST Revises Cybersecurity Guidelines Specifically for HIPAA

July 22, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology updated its guidance on how healthcare organizations and companies can protect their patients’ data security through new cybersecurity recommendations. Published on Thursday, the new cybersecurity draft resource guide specifically works to help agencies […]


IT Policy, Tech

Russia fines Google $370M for refusing to bend to Putin’s war propaganda

July 20, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Google formed its exit strategy from Russia, suspending all ads by March, then blocking Play Store app sales and removing most of its employees by May. After that, Google has only continued to provide […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Congressional hearings focus on AI, machine learning challenges in cybersecurity

June 14, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Congressional hearings on artificial intelligence and machine learning in cyberspace quietly took place in the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber in early May 2022. The committee discussed the topic with representatives from Google, Microsoft and the Center […]


IT Policy, Tech

Senators ask DOJ to enforce accessibility rules for state and local websites

June 13, 2022

Via: StateScoop

A group of 10 Democratic senators last week asked the Justice Department to ensure that websites and other digital services offered by state and local governments are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The letter, sent Friday, comes a […]


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 […]


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, […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

New Cybersecurity Bill Authorizes DHS to Ramp up Incident Response Efforts Nationwide

April 13, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Department of Homeland Security will soon be able to work with the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to ramp up its cybersecurity preparedness and incident response initiatives across the country after the Senate adopted the NCPC Act by unanimous consent. […]


IT Policy, Tech

Apple could face additional EU antitrust charges in music streaming probe sparked by Spotify

April 11, 2022

Via: TechSpot

European regulators are preparing sweeping legislation that could force open Apple’s walled garden, among other things. The Cupertino giant has long maintained that iOS is safer than Android because of an insistence on only allowing users to install apps from […]


IT Policy, Tech

Internet sanctions against Russia pose risks, challenges for businesses

March 22, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Whether we wish to admit it, the way the internet is used is in the midst of a major morph due to the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia is moving to cut off internet access to Ukraine and […]


Defense, Industry, IT Policy, Tech

Congress taps brakes on DoD project to reform IT funding

March 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Last week’s passage of an omnibus spending bill eliminated the threat of a full-year continuing resolution and gave the Defense budget a nearly 4.7% spending increase. But lawmakers were less generous when it came to the matter of expanding a […]


IT Policy, Networking & Wireless, Tech

EU and UK open antitrust probe into Google and Meta over online ads

March 11, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Regulators in Europe and the UK have opened an antitrust probe into a deal between Google and Meta on online advertising, in the latest effort to tackle the market power of the world’s biggest technology companies. The move follows US […]


IT Policy, Tech

Big Tech increases funding to US foreign policy think tanks

February 1, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The world’s largest technology companies are pouring money into the biggest foreign policy think tanks in the US, as they seek to advance the argument that stricter competition rules will benefit China. Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are behind an […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Congress wants to overhaul FISMA. Agencies already measuring security differently

January 31, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Lawmakers are eyeing reforms to federal cyber standards, but the White House is already starting to ask new questions about how agencies are making progress on cybersecurity. The changes are laid out in fiscal year 2022 metrics used by the […]


Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Delay in creating new cybersecurity board prompts concern

January 25, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plans to fight major ransomware attacks and digital espionage campaigns: creating a board of experts that would investigate major incidents to see what went wrong and try to prevent the problems from […]