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Bipartisan Senators Introduce Legislation to Require Cyber Incident Reporting; Sen. Mark Warner Quoted

Cyber Incident

A bipartisan legislation was introduced Wednesday in an effort to make cyber intrusion reporting a federal requirement and, partly, in response to the hacking incidents that affected the Colonial Pipeline, information technology management firm SolarWinds and other public and private entities. The reports are expected to support the government's efforts in safeguarding critical industries.

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L3Harris And International Partners To Develop NATO Surveillance Concepts; Dave Johnson Quoted

L3Harris

L3Harris Technologies announced on Monday that the company is working with a team of leading international defense and technology companies to develop surveillance concepts for NATO to replace the organization’s aging Airborne Warning and Control System fleet by 2035. L3Harris and its teammates have already delivered a High-Level Technical Concept (HLTC) study to NATO in 2020 as one of six suppliers. 

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NATO Eyes 2023 Launch of Defense Tech Accelerator; David van Weel Quoted

David van Weel

NATO hopes to introduce a defense technology accelerator that will enable the alliance to work with academia, private sector and non-governmental organizations to expedite trans-Atlantic collaboration on emerging technologies. DIANA will build and oversee a network that will help startups advance growth initiatives and support the alliance’s technology needs through grant programs. 

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NATO Trials U.S. Software Made to Support Aerial Refueling; Scott Willits Quoted

NATO

NATO has adopted and employed software that the U.S. military has been using to plan aerial refueling activities since 2017. Kessel Run said on May 25th that its JIGSAW platform demonstrated the ability to facilitate air-to-air refueling planning at NATO's Ramstein Ambition 21 exercise. The exercise marked NATO's first time to use JIGSAW. 

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Senators Ask Biden to Help Advance Plan for Consolidated FBI Headquarters

FBI

Four Senate lawmakers asked President Biden to direct the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to come up with a finalized plan for the construction of a consolidated FBI headquarters building. The letter was signed by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md.; Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Kaine, D-Va.

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Former Senator Bill Nelson Confirmed to Lead NASA; Steve Jurczyk Quoted

Bill Nelson

In a unanimous vote, the Senate approved the nomination of former senator Bill Nelson as the 14th NASA administrator. Nelson will succeed Steve Jurczyk, who has led the space agency on an acting basis since Jan. 20th., and will bring more than four decades of public service to his new position.

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FTC Recommends Best Practices to Protect Against Discriminatory AI; Elisa Jillson Quoted

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cited laws and best practices that artificial intelligence developers and users should consider to promote fairness, truth and equity in the use of AI. FTC enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act, section 5 of the FTC Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act to help protect against the use of biased algorithms.

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Senators Introduce Bill Amid Potential $23B F-35 Sale to UAE; Sen. Bob Menendez Quoted

F-35 Aircraft

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., have proposed a bill that would require congressional oversight of the sale of U.S. military systems to foreign governments. The introduction of the Secure F-35 Exports Act of 2021 comes as the White House looks to proceed with an estimated $23 billion foreign military sale of F-35 fighter jets and drones to the United Arab Emirates. 

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Assist DOD Quantum Computing Efforts; Sen. Maggie Hassan Quote

U.S. Senate

Congress is pushing for the Department of Defense (DOD) to improve its workforce in the highly specialized quantum computing field. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. and John Thune, R-S.D have introduced two bills aimed at streamlining pipelines for the DOD and the private sector to acquire students graduating with quantum-related degrees.

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Bipartisan Senators Reintroduce Legislation on Federal Cyber Workforce Development; Sen. Jacky Rosen Quoted

Cyber Workforce

Three bipartisan senators have reintroduced a bill to retain and develop the skills of federal cybersecurity professionals. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., John Hoeven, R-N.D. and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., reintroduced the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act to improve the recruitment and retention of cyber employees across the federal government, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday.

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