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Industry Wants More Legal Cover for Sharing Supply Chain Threats

Sharing potential threats are critical for ensuring companies avoid shady vendors, but under current laws, firms that do so could wind up in court.

Senate Bill Would Open Some Weather Agency Models to the Public

The bill would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to share more weather modeling data with third parties and review possible innovations.

Budgetary, Technical Hurdles Continue Hampering 2020 Election Security Prep

A Congressional field hearing in Illinois highlighted how far states and local jurisdictions have come since 2016, and how far they have to go.

Senate Intel Committee: Russia Is Already Trying to Influence the 2020 Election

In its report, the Republican-led committee pushes back against Trump’s efforts to point fingers elsewhere.

Lawmakers Press Social Media Giants to Confront Deepfake Threats

Sens. Marco Rubio and Mark Warner want Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and others to create industry standards for handling synthetic content.

Lawmakers Propose $1 Billion Purge of Chinese Telecom Equipment

The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act would help small and rural providers pay to replace equipment from Huawei, ZTE and other foreign vendors with safer alternatives.

Experts Urge Congress to Consider Implications of AI Bias and Human-Robot Interactions

It’s all part of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s work to support the development of a national artificial intelligence strategy. 

Senate’s Election Security Funding Bill Leaves a Key Agency Strapped for Cash

The Election Assistance Commission has struggled with insufficient staff and resources.

6 Cyber Bills You Might Have Missed

The bills aim to strengthen the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity efforts and help the energy sector improve its digital defenses.

Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd Says He’s Considering Running for President in 2024

Hurd also discussed a whistleblower's complaint about Donald Trump — and whether its contents support a Democratic push to impeach the president. “I think that’s a premature conversation to have," he said.

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Bill to Combat Deepfakes Passes House Committee

The bipartisan legislation directs the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology to accelerate the detection of disruptive, manipulated media.  

GAO Center to Educate Congress on the Big Picture of Future Tech

The Center for Strategic Foresight plans to give lawmakers a broad sense of what’s coming in the future.

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Enhance Not-Yet-Revived Office of Technical Assessment

A group of House and Senate lawmakers want the office to be more responsive and transparent, assuming funding to reinstate it gets through the appropriations process.

Lawmakers Call on FCC to Reexamine Licenses for Two Chinese Telecom Firms

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton fear the state-owned companies present national security threats.

How Congress Turns Citizens' Voices into Data Points

No matter why or how people contact their elected officials, they all want one basic thing: They want someone to listen.

Rep. Will Hurd Highlights Plans For Final 14 Months in Congress

The Texas congressman laid out his priorities with humor and passion at a summit in Washington this week.