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House Lawmakers Propose Secure Equipment Act of 2021; Jessica Rosenworcel Quoted

Telecommunications

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., have proposed a bill to protect U.S. telecommunications networks from national security threats posed by equipment produced by Chinese state-backed companies. "This legislation will help protect our national security by ensuring that untrustworthy communications equipment is not authorized for use within our borders,” said Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of FCC. 

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Former Congress Staffer Mieke Eoyang Named DOD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy

Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang, a cyber expert who formerly served as an adviser to democratic lawmakers, has been appointed to serve as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Eoyang will lead policy across the strategic, financial and other aspects of the U.S. military's cyber operations and security.

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House Armed Services Committee Proposes $740.5B NDAA to Establish National Cloud for AI Research Integrated Into FY 2021 NDAA

Artificial Intelligence

The House Armed Services Committee has proposed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, which has included a bill that would create a national cloud infrastructure for artificial intelligence research, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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House Lawmakers Want HHS to Provide Info on National Strategy for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Three House lawmakers asked Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide information on Trump administration’s comprehensive plan to strengthen the country’s contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reps. Don Beyer, Anna Eshoo, Adam Schiff Urge Funds for DOE Clean Energy Efforts

Reps. Don Beyer, D-Va., Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., wrote a letter to request funds for the Department of Energy to develop clean energy technologies. The letter, addressed to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, responds to the Trump administration's proposal to remove fund allotments for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Beyer's office said Wednesday.

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Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Bill Seeks to Counter Cyber Attacks

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has proposed a bill meant to establish best practices with the goal of combating cyber attacks on U.S. networks. Eshoo said Thursday “system administrators can better protect their networks and consumer data from a majority of known cyber threats” using established “commonsense best practices.” Eshoo, a …

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Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to Reform Federal IT Acquisition Practices

A bipartisan House of Representatives group has introduced a bill to overhaul the process by which federal agencies procure information technology products and services. The Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology Act would establish a digital government office to oversee IT investments and policies across the government, Democratic California Rep. …

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