American Rescue Plan and For The People Act

A massive COVID aid package contains billions for technology programs. A follow on bill may contain more than $100 billion for other programs. A Democratic bill to revamp election law and policy would bolster election cybersecurity.   Democrats in Congress may pass their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package as soon as today, fulfilling one of President … Continue reading American Rescue Plan and For The People Act

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading “The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier” By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — Bloomberg. This piece argues that the United States (U.S.) government knew of vulnerabilities in Super Micro Computer Inc.’s products used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but chose to keep them secret. This article follows … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 February 2021)

Further Reading “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police” By Esha Mitra and Julia Hollingsworth — CNN; “Twitter Temporarily Blocked Accounts Critical Of The Indian Government” By Pranav Dixit — BuzzFeed News. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government again shut down the internet as a way of managing unrest or discontent … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 February 2021)

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 ( 4 September)

Here is today’s Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a hearing on 9 September on "U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges” to “evaluate key developments in China's economy, military capabilities, and foreign relations, during 2020.”On 10 September, the General … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 4 September)

Further Reading and Other Developments (30 May)

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 Commodity Futures Trading Commission released a final rule earlier this month “to restore the inadvertently deleted Detailed Requirements” to its Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act for the establishment … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (30 May)

Michael Kans’ Technology Policy Update (3 April)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 here. These are the articles from last week’s issue: CARES Act Largely Bypasses Tech Funding and IssuesRevised CISA Essential Workers GuidanceU.S. and Other Governments Respond To Privacy and Data Implications of … Continue reading Michael Kans’ Technology Policy Update (3 April)