The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 25 voted to approve and send to the full Senate legislation that would tighten up oversight of Federal agency performance goals and publish more public data on the performance.gov website to help track how agencies are performing against those goals.
Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced legislation this week that would improve the collection and publication of data standards of eight Federal financial regulatory agencies.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced a bill May 25 that aims to address potential conflicts of interest within the Federal contracting community. An amended version of the bill was reported favorably out of committee and heads to the full Senate for possible consideration.
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on May 25 approved a bill that would direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to develop a national strategy for the research and development (R&D) of distributed ledger technologies.
A new bill introduced in the House by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., would create a regulatory agency to govern some aspects of the “Big Tech” sector, and ensure algorithms on digital platforms are fair and safe.
The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology voted today to favorably report the Energy Cybersecurity Leadership Act of 2022 (H.R. 7569) to the full House for consideration.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on May 11 voted to approve a bevy of bills that aim to help advance IT modernization and address government Federal workforce needs.
A group of 20 House members led by Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., are urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide more funding for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program (SCRP).
The House of Representatives voted on May 11 to approve H.R. 847 – the Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act, by a margin of 401-19.
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today voted to approve the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Database Act of 2021, and the Network Equipment Transparency Act.
New legislation introduced by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., aims to tighten up oversight of Federal agency performance goals, and publish more public data to help track how agencies are performing against stated goals.
The Senate held a series of votes May 4 to instruct its 26 conferees on the direction the chamber wants them to take in negotiations on the USICA/COMPETES semiconductor, innovation, and competition legislation working its way through Congress.
Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., said during an Axios virtual event today that she is confident her bipartisan cryptocurrency legislation with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., will allow members of Congress to find “common ground” and a better understanding of digital assets.
A bipartisan bill introduced in the House this week aims to increase oversight and regulatory clarity of the growing cryptocurrency market, and provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with oversight authority of the market.
House and Senate negotiators are slated to begin their formal conferencing process this week to hammer out a final version of legislation that would deliver billions of Federal funding to innovation-directed programs and jump-start United States semiconductor production, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said April 25.
New legislation filed by Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., on April 20 would create additional legal protections for metadata generated by customers of online service providers and stored in cloud-based systems, in addition to the content of the electronic communications that they generate.
Shortly before heading out of town for a two-week home-district work period, Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress named a whopping 87 members to a conference committee that will work out differences between the House and Senate versions of a competition and innovation bill that includes $52 billion in semiconductor funding, funding for a new tech directorate at the National Science Foundation, and big boosts in Federal research and development funding.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on April 6 approved legislation that would open a new pipeline for computer equipment from the Federal government to students and veterans.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee on April 6 voted to approve the Access for Veterans to Records Act that aims to cut down the backlog of veterans’ records requests at the National Personnel Records Center, which is housed in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
The House voted on April 5 to approve legislation that would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to revamp and improve their memorandum of understanding (MOU) on spectrum coordination.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., today introduced legislation that would allocate $60 million to addressing the backlog of requests for records at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved several legislative measures during a mark-up session on March 30 that would kickstart satellite sector cybersecurity efforts, aim to boost Federal agency healthcare security, and improve government contracting processes.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved legislation on March 30 that would jumpstart IT modernization efforts for Federal agencies – but at the same time rejected an amendment to the bill that would help pay for that effort.
Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, have introduced legislation to identify and address potential conflicts of interest within the Federal contracting community.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, this week urged Congress to move toward final passage of legislation that would provide $52 billion of funding to reinvigorate the U.S. semiconductor industry and aid the domestic automotive industry.
A pair of Senate votes late on March 28 has cleared the way for a House-Senate conference committee to work out remaining differences on semiconductor and innovation legislation that will combine the House-passed America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act and Senate-approved United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA).
A new piece of legislation introduced in the Senate aims to update guidance for how Federal agencies go about providing specialized or technical services to state and local governments (SLGs). The bill would update existing guidance which was put in place in 1969.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., are working together on a bipartisan bill that would provide clarity on the United States’ regulation of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, the pair announced March 24 at an event organized by Politico.