Senators Introduce Bill to Create Digital and AI Oversight Agency

The legislative proposal would establish a so-called Federal Digital Platform Commission to regulate online services, including those that offer content “primarily generated by algorithmic processes.”

Bill to Cut Software Costs Advances in Senate

A Senate committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a bill designed to help agencies get a handle on software licensing with an eye to cutting costs.

House Panel Advances Bills to Boost CISA’s Oversight of Open Source Software, Cyber Training

The two measures, which passed the committee with bipartisan support, would give CISA authority across DHS and the federal government.

VA Puts Oracle Cerner on a Short Leash in $10B Health Records Contract

The agency extended the contract for its EHR provider by one year, and put performance conditions in place.

Larger NASA Budget Essential to Beat China to Lunar Resources, Administrator Says

The agency’s requested budget will help to continue missions like Artemis and improve space operations and safety.

AI Industry Leaders Encourage 'Critical' Congressional Regulation of Emerging Tech

With more disruptive artificial intelligence technologies under development, private sector leadership discussed the pathways to regulation in the AI sector.

Senate Bill Looks to Train AI-Ready Workforce, Focus on Risk Mitigation

The bipartisan legislation, introduced last week, aims to help public sector employees catch up with advancing AI technologies.

Lawmakers Tell Biden They are ‘Extremely Concerned’ About Critical Vacant Cyber Role

The Office of the National Cyber Director has not had a Senate-confirmed director since former Director Chris Inglis left the post nearly three months ago, just prior to the release of the national cyber strategy.

Proposed Law Would Create Responsible Emerging Tech Leaders at Agencies

The bill would require a senior official at each relevant agency to oversee technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum and biotechnology to ensure responsible usage.

Voting Machines Must Be Test Hacked for Certification, Under Proposed Bill

The new law would require cybersecurity penetration testing as part of voting systems’ approval process.

House Lawmakers Lambast EHR Rollout Over Pharmacy Problems

Both witnesses and lawmakers agreed that the Oracle Cerner EHR system at its current state is not satisfactory—but disagreed over how to fix it.

OpenAI CEO to Testify Before Senate as Congress Considers Legislation

OpenAI is the parent company of ChatGPT, a generative artificial intelligence tool gaining in popularity.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen DHS Counter-Drug Efforts

A central part of the legislation aims to improve efforts to collect and analyze data on illicit drug seizures.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Legislation to Bolster Satellite Cybersecurity

The bipartisan proposal directs CISA to provide commercial satellite owners and operators with more resources and recommendations to improve their cyber protections.

House Bill Mandates Disclosure of AI-Generated Content in Political Ads

The legislation follows the Republican National Committee’s release of an entirely AI-generated video last week.

Public-Private Partnerships will be Key in National Quantum Initiative Reauthorization

The 2018 National Quantum Initiative Act needs a second authorization to continue the federal investment into critical quantum information technologies.