Nods to IT infrastructure, innovative transportation are on GOP senator’s tech agenda
The chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force laid out an agenda that included commitments to ensuring the federal IT infrastructure is secure against cyber attacks, support innovative transportation technologies and plans to work on issues ranging from copyright modernization and patent reform, to encryption. In his speech on Capitol Hill Thursday, Hatch also urged the tech community to let him serve as their contact to President Donald Trump.
Bills to limit use of ‘stingray’ data are back, with a push from Rep. Chaffetz
Jason Chaffetz, the influential chairman of a House committee, is again putting his support behind two bipartisan bills that would curb law enforcement's use of mobile-phone data via "stingrays" without a warrant.
Two senators announce effort to legislate on self-driving cars
Two senators are teaming up to develop legislation on self-driving vehicles that will "improve regulatory flexibility," they announced Monday.
Could a chief innovation officer help the ailing U.S. Postal Service?
A bipartisan bill seeking to get the U.S. Postal Service back on track financially would add a new leader to the agency charged with finding "innovative" products that will help it generate revenue.
Fusion centers, first-responder tech addressed in security bills passed by House
Bills designed to strengthen regional intelligence hubs called fusion centers, and make it easier for first-responder agencies to pursue new technology were among 17 homeland security measures passed Tuesday by the House.
House Homeland Committee chairman: I’m targeted daily with phishing emails
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security says he has become the target of phishing emails on an “almost daily basis.”