Category: IT Policy

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 […]