House Commences With $3.5 Trillion Package

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. The Wavelength will transition to a subscription product early in 2022. Posts on this site will continue in a fashion. Details to come. A number of House committees have marked up their sections … Continue reading House Commences With $3.5 Trillion Package

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Enacted

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Now that the House has passed and the President has signed the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (H.R.3684) (aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill or BIF), I put together my … Continue reading Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Enacted

House Appropriations Bills Address Cybersecurity

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. At the end of July, the House of Representatives passed a package consisting of seven FY 2022 appropriations bills, including some of the bills that fund key agencies and … Continue reading House Appropriations Bills Address Cybersecurity

Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: Drinking Water and The Grid

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Recently, the Senate passed the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (H.R.3684), sending the bill to the House. This bill is teeming with technology funding and policy, the likes of … Continue reading Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: Drinking Water and The Grid

New Voluntary U.S. ICS Cybersecurity Initiative

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. President Joe Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) on “Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems” that established an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, a new program … Continue reading New Voluntary U.S. ICS Cybersecurity Initiative

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (30 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it has “added 34 entities to the Entity List for their involvement … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (30 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its second monthly meeting and voted to change agency policy on two issues: the right to repair and mergers.In its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The combined legislation Senate committees have crafted to address the United States’ (U.S.) technology industry debuted in the Senate. Twitter One of the few things on which Republicans and Democrats can agree is that action is needed … Continue reading Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Twitter There have long been indicators the pipeline industry’s cybersecurity was under policed and vulnerable. Cocktail Party Ransomware may push Section 230 and other tech topics from the headlines. The White … Continue reading Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 April 2021)

Other Developments The White House and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced “a 100-day plan to improve the cybersecurity of our nation’s electric infrastructure” “a pilot of the Administration’s broader cybersecurity initiative planned for multiple critical infrastructure sectors.” The Administration asserted:This is a coordinated effort between DOE, the electricity industry, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 April 2021)