State Department Touts Its Clean Network Program

A U.S. government agency publicizes a plan light on specifics but heavy on rhetoric to eliminate PRC equipment, services, and apps from U.S. systems.    The United States (U.S.) Department of State unveiled “[t]he Clean Network program...the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to safeguarding the nation’s assets including citizens’ privacy and companies’ most sensitive information from … Continue reading State Department Touts Its Clean Network Program

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (30 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 30 July, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (30 July)

House Starts Consideration of Its NDAA

The House will consider scores of amendments to change US technology policy, including a number of implement the recommendations of a congressional cybersecurity panel. However, some may not be in the final NDAA. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates … Continue reading House Starts Consideration of Its NDAA

Trump Administration Issues Second Part of Rule Banning Huawei, ZTE, and Other PRC Entities From Federal Systems

Starting in a month, those contracting with the federal government may not have Huawei or ZTE equipment of systems per a directive of Congress enacted in 2018. Lawmakers were concerned about national security and argued PRC equipment and systems are compromised. The first half of this ban took effect one year ago. First things first, … Continue reading Trump Administration Issues Second Part of Rule Banning Huawei, ZTE, and Other PRC Entities From Federal Systems

Hearing On National Cyber Director Act To Be Held This Week

Members of a Congressional cybersecurity commission introduce legislation to establish a statutory cyber position in the White House after neither NDAA has this policy change. 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. This week, the … Continue reading Hearing On National Cyber Director Act To Be Held This Week

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

House Armed Services Begins Its Mark Up of NDAA; Senate Files Its NDAA

The House and Senate’s NDAAs are full of cyber-related language, including a number of CSC recommendations. 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. Two weeks after the Senate Armed Services Committees marked up its FY … Continue reading House Armed Services Begins Its Mark Up of NDAA; Senate Files Its NDAA

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