Digest for Week of 30 August

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. Newsletters Here are the newsletters you may have missed last week: House Appropriations Bills Address Cybersecurity and Technology PolicyAustralia Further Expands Law Enforcement Agency Powers To Fight Online Crime … Continue reading Digest for Week of 30 August

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

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Australian Parliament passed the “Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020” that “provide a framework for Australian agencies to obtain independently-authorised international production orders for interception, stored communications and telecommunications data directly to … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the antitrust suits the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 48 state attorneys general brought against Facebook. The court granted Facebook’s motion to dismiss against … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 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)

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

Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

Other Developments 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. A number of tech trade groups are asking the House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee “to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

Appropriators Have Work To Do

Now that Congress and the White House have agreed on the FY 2020 top line numbers for defense and non-defense discretionary spending, both the House and Senate need to adjust the numbers they have put forth as their working caps. The House did not pass a budget resolution and instead passed a deeming resolution (H.J.Res. … Continue reading Appropriators Have Work To Do

FY 2020 Appropriations Starting

It’s a been a while. In any event, it’s a big week. The House Appropriations Committee begins work on FY 2020 appropriations bills even though top-line numbers haven’t entirely been decided in the Democratic Caucus, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releases its revised baseline on this coming Thursday, May 2. This week’s House Appropriations … Continue reading FY 2020 Appropriations Starting