Policy

Banks' Ability to Conduct Cryptocurrency Transactions Comes Under Senators' Fire

Letters issued by the Department of Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency allow banks to engage in digital currency transactions that are considered financially sound.

Policy

FEC to Vote on Google’s Plan to Keep Campaign Emails Out of Spam

Google’s proposal to allow emails from authorized candidates and committees to be exempt from the company’s spam filters has received pushback from Democrats, Republicans and the general public.

Policy

Bipartisan Senators Want Commodity Regulations For Crypto

A new bill would task the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with imposing more consumer protections and other oversight regulations on digital asset trading.

Policy

Senators Propose Cybercrime Training Center Get 6 More Years of Congressional Support

Legislation to reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute through 2028 comes after House lawmakers passed a similar proposal included in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

Policy

GAO Adds 5 Priority Recommendations After OSTP Failed to Implement  2021 Changes

The U.S. Government Accountability Office established eight total priority recommendations for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, after OSTP failed to fully implement last year’s recommendations.

Policy

Warren Set to Introduce New Bill Targeting Crypto Scams

The Democratic senator said she will unveil new legislation to better regulate cryptocurrency investment from larger firms “vampire sucking” money from smaller entities.

Policy

Bill Aims To Reclassify Broadband As Essential To Promote Net Neutrality

Two Democratic senators unveiled a new bill to codify broadband as an essential service and prevent discriminatory practices.

Policy

GAO Offers Options for Improving U.S. Semiconductor Supply

The prioritization of semiconductor goals—such as protecting national security or improving economic competition—determine which option will prove most important.

Policy

Lawmakers Ask Energy, EPA to Investigate Cryptomining’s Environmental Impact

As Congress looks to regulate the industry, cryptomining companies say renewable energy is already in play. 

Policy

Bills to Prevent Conflicts of Interest in Acquisition Clear House Committee

Republicans opposed the bills on ideological grounds, arguing government overreach would stifle the private sector.

Policy

House Chair Looks to Protect Census from Politicization

The legislation applies mostly to the decennial census, which the U.S. government undertakes every ten years.

Emerging Tech

Treasury’s Cryptocurrency Framework Emphasizes Consumer Protection, International Collaboration

The Treasury Department’s first digital asset guidance is the latest chapter in applying federal regulation to the digital asset market.

Data

Biden’s Executive Order Sharpens Health Data Privacy Following Roe v. Wade Overturn

The executive order brings federal enforcement to protecting location and health data, in order to prevent law enforcement abuses.

Policy

Treasury Defines Key Terms Under Executive Order on Cryptocurrencies

The department wants feedback for implementing the order to “ensure responsible development of digital assets.”

Policy

Regulatory Agency Issues First Document Addressing AI in Nuclear Operations

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants comments on its inaugural Artificial Intelligence Strategic Plan as more machine learning is introduced into the field.

Policy

Biden Calls for Filibuster Override to Protect Privacy After Roe v. Wade Reversal

How the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion could lead to the codification of an actual right to privacy and a whole lot more. Success may require voting in midterm elections.

Policy

House Lawmakers Introduce CHIPPING IN Act

The bipartisan bill aims to provide a boost to the nation’s semiconductor workforce.

Policy

Experts Call for More Chief Customer Officers in Government

Witnesses told Senate lawmakers that customer experience practitioners need representation within key federal agencies.

Cybersecurity

CISA Plans to Hire Chief People Officer to Boost Cyber Workforce

Agency advisors are set to vote on a host of draft recommendations which include reviewing the security clearance process for inefficiency.

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