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

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

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 (5 April 2021)

Other Developments United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) negotiators continue to work towards a new arrangement that would once again allow the personal data of EU residents to be imported to the U.S. for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The U.S. and EU have been in talks since last July when … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (5 April 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 October)

Coming Events On 6 October, the House Administration Committee’s Elections Subcommittee will hold a virtual hearing titled “Voting Rights and Election Administration: Combatting Misinformation in the 2020 Election.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 October)

Coming and Recent Events (5 August)

Still on holiday, but just a quick post on some recent hearings of interest and some future ones of interest. Coming Events On 6 August, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting to likely consider the following items:C-band Auction Procedures. The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would adopt procedures for … Continue reading Coming and Recent Events (5 August)

Department of Energy and FERC Are Investigating Ways To Tighten Cybersecurity in US Electric Sector

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. Attacking the problems of cybersecurity in the electric grid from different angles, two US agencies are proposing solutions for different parts of the problems. Acting per an early … Continue reading Department of Energy and FERC Are Investigating Ways To Tighten Cybersecurity in US Electric Sector