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Congress OKs Bill to Encourage Public-Private Cybersecurity Collaboration; Sen. Jay Rockefeller Comments

Congress has passed a cybersecurity bill that would empower the National Institutes of Standards and Technology to coordinate with industry to develop infrastructure protection standards, GovInfoSecurity reported Friday. Eric Chabrow writes the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 was approved by the House and Senate on Thursday through voice votes. Senate …

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Obama Chooses Senate Aide, Lawyer for FCC Posts

President Obama on Monday nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Senate aide and Democrat, and Republican lawyer Ajit Pai to serve as members of the Federal Communications Commission. Rosenworcel is senior communications counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee and has advised Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) since 2009. She has previous experience at …

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Lawmaker Says Facial Recognition Technology a Privacy Concern

Privacy concerns are the reason Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), recently requested a report from the Federal Trade Commission on the security challenges of facial recognition technology. According to NextGov.com, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is working to help the committee update legislation on online privacy. …

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Tom Ridge on Public Safety Net Inaction: ‘It’s Wrong’

Congress has failed first responders by not acting on legislation to establish a nationwide public safety network, Tom Ridge said Friday. The nation’s first Homeland Security Secretary told AOL Government it is unlikely anything will pass before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “It’s wrong. It’s really wrong for …

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Public Safety Net Issue Awaits Congress

Congress starts its official August recess this week, but has a full slate of technology issues to deal with when it reconvenes after Labor Day. National Journal reports the main issue is legislation that would free up more spectrum to create a national public-safety broadband network that would improve communication …

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Robert C. Byrd, Longest-Serving Member of Congress, Dies at Age 92

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, passed away this morning at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his family announced. The 92-year-old conservative from West Virginia became the longest-serving senator in the history, having served more than 20,775 days. During his tenure, his colleagues elected him …

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