Tag Archives: Rob Portman

Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Update FISMA

FISMA Reform Legislation

Two lawmakers serving on the Senate Homeland Security Committee have introduced a bipartisan bill that would reform a law governing information technology system protection at federal agencies. Committee Chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Ranking Member Rob Portman, R-Ohio, drafted the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2021.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Require AI Training for Federal Acquisition Professionals

Artificial Intelligence

A bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, would mandate the creation of a training program for federal employees tasked with procuring artificial intelligence platforms. The Artificial Intelligence Training for the Acquisition Workforce Act is intended to help government buyers to learn the potential advantages and risks from the emerging technology. 

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Bipartisan Senate Bills Seek to Implement Commission’s National AI Strategy

Domain-Aware

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced two bills that call for the implementation of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s (NSCAI) recommendations to bolster AI-related research and development, talent recruitment and transparency efforts in the government. Congress established NSCAI as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to recommend strategies to drive government adoption of the technology.

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Senate Lawmakers Ask CISA, OMB to Submit Docs Amid Probe Into Recent Cyber Hacks

Data-Centric Security

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio., ranking member of the Senate panel, have asked the federal government to provide information on its response to cyberattacks involving SolarWinds Orion and Microsoft Exchange. Portman and Peters asked DeRusha to provide information on the government’s current federal cybersecurity strategy

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Bipartisan Bill to Establish Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy; Sen. Rob Portman Quoted

Sen. Rob Portman

A group of six lawmakers has proposed a bipartisan bill that would establish a new office to help strengthen the U.S. manufacturing industry and its workforce and improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The proposed Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy Act seeks to create a new office led by a chief manufacturing officer. 

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Sens. Gary Peters, Rob Portman Introduce Bill on CISA-Led Cyber Incident Data Sharing

Data Sharing

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have introduced legislation to add provisions to the Federal Information Security Management Act that would help ensure transparency in agencies’ sharing of information on data breaches. The bill comes in response to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) report stating that agencies must urgently address threats to federal systems.

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IT Modernization CoE Bill Signed Into Law; Sen. Rob Portman Quoted

Sen. Rob Portman

President Trump has signed into law a bill that aims to help the U.S. government implement the latest advancements in information technology. The IT Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act tasks the General Services Administration's (GSA) Centers of Excellence (CoE) to make efforts that bolster the federal government's overall IT expertise. 

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Senate Passes Bill on AI-Driven IT Modernization; Sens. Rob Portman, Maggie Hassan Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The Senate has approved legislation introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., to help drive the government’s information technology implementation efforts in line with the Artificial Intelligence in Government Act. The AI CoE will provide technical assistance to agencies, support government AI procurement efforts and “promote U.S. competitiveness through agency and industry cooperation.”

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Sens. Rob Portman, Gary Peters Propose Bill to Guide Gov’t Cybersecurity Allotments

Cybersecurity

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., have presented a bill to improve the U.S. government's cybersecurity investments. “This bipartisan legislation will help give federal agencies the information they need to make informed decisions about their cybersecurity budgets,” Portman said. The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Portman, assessed agencies to produce the report.

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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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