Appropriations Move Ahead

Congress has started the new fiscal year as it usually does with a short-term bill. However, full appropriations may not be enacted until next spring. And yet, another stimulus bill may infuse more money into technology programs. Congress and the White House agreed to a short-term bill to fund the federal government and all its … Continue reading Appropriations Move Ahead

Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part II

Appropriations will, of course, be enacted, but when is the question. And along with bills to fund the U.S. government come policy direction. As Congress returns from an eventful summer recess, it is possible technology focused and related legislation is passed or advances towards passage before the body leaves Washington in late September. Yesterday, we … Continue reading Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part II

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 28 July, the House Rules Committee will consider the rule for and amendments to the H.R. … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 July)

Federal Software Hearing

Through the prism of the US’ inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a House committee chewed over familiar issues plaguing the US’ government’s technology use and modernization efforts. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. … Continue reading Federal Software Hearing

House Appropriations Committee Passes Bills With Funding For and Directives To Technology Agencies

Four bills full of technology funding and programmatic direction are reported to the House. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. The House Appropriations Committee finished work on four of the FY 2021 appropriations bills … Continue reading House Appropriations Committee Passes Bills With Funding For and Directives To Technology Agencies

Senate Consideration of NDAA Continues

Slowly, the Senate works on its NDAA by adding a number of amendments including a few standalone technology bills. However, an election security bill was stripped out of the FY 2021 Intelligence Authorization before it was added to the NDAA. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. … Continue reading Senate Consideration of NDAA Continues

NDAA Markup Finishes In House

The House’s NDAA was moved out of committee and it would alter a range of technology programs and initiatives at the Pentagon. The bill may be considered by the full House later this month. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these … Continue reading NDAA Markup Finishes In House

Further Reading and Other Developments (20 June)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Other Developments The House Financial Services Committee’s National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy Subcommittee held a virtual hearing titled “Cybercriminals and Fraudsters: How Bad Actors Are Exploiting … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (20 June)

CARES Act Largely Bypasses Tech Funding and Issues

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136), the third stimulus package in the last month, that could cost $2.5 trillion, or even more, once all the spending is accounted for. There are provisions in the package loosening restrictions and increasing funding … Continue reading CARES Act Largely Bypasses Tech Funding and Issues

Fall Preview For Technology Legislation

With Congress having returned from the August recess, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, a host of bills are awaiting these eager lawmakers. However, I will focus only on those bills that have been marked up and reported out of committee or have been passed by one chamber as these bills may be the most likely to be … Continue reading Fall Preview For Technology Legislation