White House Meets With Tech Companies and Others; Rival Cyber Incident Notification Bill Floated

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. The Wavelength will transition to a subscription product early in 2022. Details to come. The Biden Administration hosted a meeting with some of the United States’ (U.S.) biggest technology … Continue reading White House Meets With Tech Companies and Others; Rival Cyber Incident Notification Bill Floated

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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 April 2021)

Other Developments Google prevailed against Oracle in their borderline epic legal battle over whether Google’s use of 11,500 lines of Oracle’s Java code represented infringement of a copyright or fair use. Oracle had won in a federal appeals court, which left Google facing $8 billion in liability. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 April 2021)

Budget Deal Reached; Battle Over FY 2020 Appropriations Continues

As has been widely reported in the media, Congress and the White House agreed on a deal to raise the FY 2020 and 2021 budget caps and suspend the debt ceiling until July 2021. Ostensibly, this clears the way for Congress to send appropriations bills to the White House in September when the two chambers … Continue reading Budget Deal Reached; Battle Over FY 2020 Appropriations Continues