Industry

DHS Research Arm Seeks Science, Tech Capabilities to Protect U.S. Agriculture

The agency issued a request for information to support its Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Defense program.

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.

White House-cited Standard Would Bolster National Electronics Security

Protecting the supply chain is about more than ensuring semiconductor inventories, some argue.

Lumen Tapped To Upgrade Customs and Border Protection Comms Network

The Communications company will overhaul CBP’s communications infrastructure and expand its network. 

DHS Convenes Regulators, Law Enforcement Agencies on Cyber Incident Reporting

The Department of Homeland Security started the clock on a report to Congress for streamlining requirements, amid industry dissatisfaction with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s pending reporting regime.

FCC Chief Highlights Enforcement Activity as Lawmakers Advance Privacy Legislation

The Energy and Commerce Committee reported bipartisan legislation to the House floor that would significantly curtail the commission’s authority in the space.

Hypersonic Missile-Tracking Satellites Greenlit For Development

The Space Development Agency awarded L3Harris and Northrop Grumman $1.3 billion in contracts to deliver prototypes that track quick-maneuvering hypersonic missiles in flight.

FBI, Verizon Collaborate on $400M IT Overhaul

The telecommunications giant will help the law enforcement agency improve connectivity and security for its acting agents. 

NIST Selects 12 Companies for Implementing Post-Quantum Cryptography 

Officials leading a standardization effort—based on four winning algorithms—are relying heavily on industry for success.

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.

Amazon Admits to Giving Police Ring Footage Without Owners’ Permission

The smart-doorbell company, which has partnered with more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies, said in a letter that it shared multiple videos with police departments without first seeking user consent.

Army Finishes Early Testing of Next-Generation Helicopter Engine

The General Electric power plants will be installed in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

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.

2 Data Brokers Pledge to Halt Location Data Collection After Abortion Ruling

The pledge sets a precedent for other tech companies to follow, as health and location data are jeopardized.

Google Doubles Down On Protecting Women's Health Data

Amid the overturn of Roe v. Wade, leadership at Google pledged to delete sensitive data like clinic visits and menstrual cycle tracking.