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.
DHS nominee Kelly mixes message on department’s cyber role
Kelly said reorganization and renaming of DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate to improve the department’s cyber capabilities would be a “top priority.”
‘A grave mistake’ — Rep. McCaul pushes back on Trump cyber-defense plan
An influential Republican congressman is pushing back against President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to increase the Defense Department’s role in defending domestic computer networks.