Tag Archives: Legislation

James Clarke: Intel Applauds Bipartisan Effort in Quantum Computing Bill

James Clarke, director of quantum hardware at Intel Labs, has said the company is commending U.S. lawmakers’ bipartisan push to advance quantum computing research and development efforts. He wrote in a blog post published Thursday the proposed National Quantum Initiative Act seeks to encourage collaboration among government, academic and private entities to …

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Edgile Report Shows Increase in State Cyber Bills, Resolutions

An Edgile update to its iGRC governance, risk and compliance content platform has found that 42 U.S. states introduced 240 cybersecurity bills and resolutions in 2017, up from 104 cyber measures proposed in 2016. Edgile’s platform also showed at least 27 states implemented cybersecurity-related legislation last year, the company said Monday. The iGRC database added …

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Leidos to Help Falkland Islands Gov’t Implement Legislation Database System

Leidos‘ Australian subsidiary has secured an export deal with the government of Falkland Islands to provide a set of technology products designed to support legislation content drafting and publishing processes. The company said Friday it will deploy the TeraText product suite to make Falkland Island laws available for public access. TeraText technology …

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Madeline Weiss: Info Mgmt Council Wants Non-Government Entity as Cyber Hub

Madeline Weiss, director of the Society for Information Management’s Advanced Practices Council, has said the industry group wants a non-government organization to serve as a cyber hub for information sharing practices, FierceGovernmentIT reported Monday. Dibya Sarkar writes the goal is to establish a cybersecurity information center designed to both gather …

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Reuters: EU Drafting New Cyber Law With Security Obligations for Internet Firms

The European Union is crafting a new cybersecurity law that will establish security obligations for Internet companies that provide digital service platforms, Reuters reported Thursday. Julia Fioretti writes that the Network and Information Security Directive will require companies such as Cisco and Amazon to implement strict security measures, including a potential …

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James McNerney: Boeing Mulls Partial Overseas Shift Without Ex-Em Bank Reauthorization

James McNerney, Boeing’s board chairman, has said the company could move some of its work abroad if lawmakers do not work past their disagreements over whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the Washington Post reported Friday. Amrita Jayakumar writes the House did not renew the bank’s charter that was approved in the Senate version to …

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Rolando Sanchez: ‘Gross Negligence’ Exception to Liability Protection May Impact Cyber Info-Sharing

Rolando Sanchez, a government contracting and cybersecurity attorney at Hollingsworth, has described his belief on how liability protections for the private sector in cyber information sharing can have certain limitations in several proposed bills. Sanchez wrote in an opinion piece posted Monday for National Defense Magazine that cybersecurity bills in Congress and …

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AT&T’s Chris Smith: Cyber Info Sharing, IT Reform Bills See Progress

Chris Smith, vice president of technology at AT&T‘s government solutions unit and a former chief information officer from the Agriculture Department, has described his outlook on current developments in cyber-related legislation in a Federal News Radio interview. In that conversation posted Monday on Federal News Radio that he sees progress in movement toward legislation of cyber information …

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