NSF’s cybersecurity Scholarship-for-Service program would expand under Senate bill
Bipartisan legislation advancing in the Senate would expand a National Science Foundation scholarship program that funds cybersecurity education for students who commit to government service after they obtain their degree.
New bill would heighten security standards for IoT devices sold to government
The “Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017,” co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo, mandates that any IoT product sold to the government must be able to receive software patches in case of a discovered vulnerability.
Senators look to boost safe drone use in new legislation
The Safe Drone Act of 2017 aims to further the development of unmanned aircraft systems and help clarify the safety and privacy concerns that cities and states must address as they begin to embrace the possibilities proffered by the now-affordable technology.
Senators ask FBI to investigate reported DDoS attack on FCC
A groups of five senators wants the FBI to brief them on the matter by June 23.
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.
Superstar cybersecurity committee proposed by senators
A new bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate would create a “Select Committee on Cybersecurity” designed to act as a central entity overseeing cybersecurity efforts across multiple federal agencies.