December 17 2021

This Week in Washington Washington Post Biden’s ambitious broadband funding has a key impediment: an outdated map of who needs it With $65 billion allocated to improve broadband, President Biden has claimed the infrastructure law will fundamentally transform the Internet, making high-speed access as ubiquitous as electricity, ensuring that tens of millions of Americans will soon […]

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December 10 2021

This Week in Washington CNBC Senate confirms FCC Chair Rosenworcel to another term, narrowly avoiding a Republican majority The Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, the first woman to hold that title, to another five-year term, narrowly avoiding a Republican majority at the agency once her current term was set to

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December 3 2021

This Week in Washington Axios Biden administration makes first move on data privacy The Biden administration is launching its first big effort on privacy policy by looking at how data privacy issues affect civil rights. An administration perspective on privacy policy could be key in developing a long-awaited national privacy law by putting the White House

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November 19 2021

This Week in Washington CyberScoop Biden signs infrastructure bill that provides nearly $2 billion for cybersecurity The legislation also contains nearly $2 billion for cybersecurity, including a cyber grant program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency in consultation with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to distribute over $1 billion over four years to state and

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November 12 2021

This Week in Washington MarketWatch How the infrastructure bill’s $65 billion in broadband spending will be doled out It took a pandemic to finally drive home what has been discussed for decades: The need for a digital infrastructure plan to connect all Americans. The Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending package includes $65 billion for broadband

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November 5 2021

This Week in Washington Reuters U.S. lawmakers vote to tighten restrictions on Huawei, ZTE The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve legislation to prevent companies such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd or ZTE Corp that are deemed security threats from receiving new equipment licenses from U.S. regulators. The Secure Equipment Act, the latest effort

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October 29 2021

This Week in Washington Axios Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel first female leader of FCC President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to be chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, Alan Davidson to be head of the telecom arm of the Commerce Department, and Gigi Sohn to be commissioner at the FCC. WIRED Biden’s FCC Picks Are

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October 22 2021

This Week in Washington Wall Street Journal U.S. Lawmakers Step Up Pressure to Adopt Tougher Tech Laws Legislation to curb the influence of big technology companies, including putting new restrictions on online content, is starting to gain traction in Congress as lawmakers narrow their targets and seek to build on public attention. A bipartisan group of

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October 15 2021

This Week in Washington Next Gov Biden Signs School Cybersecurity Bill President Joe Biden has signed a bill into law aimed at helping improve cybersecurity at K-12 schools and making them less vulnerable to ransomware attacks. The measure directs the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to study the cyber risks facing elementary and secondary schools

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October 8 2021

This Week in Washington Reuters U.S. to tell critical rail, air companies to report hacks, name cyber chiefs The Transportation Security Administration will introduce regulations that compel the most important U.S. railroad and airport operators to improve their cybersecurity procedures, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Wednesday. The upcoming changes will make it mandatory for

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