2019 Wash100 Award winner Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner R-Colo., with Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and fellow 2019 Wash100 Award winner, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., introduced a bipartisan bill to establish standards guiding the use of devices for the internet of things, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to recommend security requirements and other guidelines to help the federal government address cyber vulnerabilities in specified devices.Read More »
Two members of Congress, Reps. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., introduced a resolution calling for ethical standards to guide the field of artificial intelligence. H.RES. 153 supports cooperation among industry, government, academia and civil institutions in the field, promoting transparency of AI systems and processes, protecting private and personal information, boosting career opportunities in the sector and maintaining the safety of its platforms, Khanna said Thursday.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill adding $25M to the Technology Modernization Fund intended to provide assistance to agencies with crucial information technology programs, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The legislation is the tenth spending bill seeking to reopen parts of the federal government following the longest shutdown in U.S. history.Read More »
The House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer and appoint a complementary support executive. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 aims to further secure the nation's digital infrastructure and streamline information technology reporting, the office of Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Tuesday.Read More »
House Rep. Robin Kelly, ranking member of the subcommittee of information technology, warned that the ongoing government shutdown might lead to challenges in attracting IT talent for federal agencies. The temporary closure of agencies expects to have “massive short-term impacts” on more than 800K federal workers, Kelly said in a statement posted Wednesday.Read More »
Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have reintroduced a bill intended to reauthorize and modify the role of the federal chief information officer. The Federal CIO Authorization Act would elevate the executive's role to that of a presidential appointee who would directly report to the Office of Management and Budget's leader, Hurd's office said Friday.Read More »
House lawmakers announced plans to improve the use of artificial intelligence and increase the government’s cyber workforce through new bills in 2019 that would provide funding and set standards in the public and private sectors, Federal News Network reported Monday. Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., said they want to increase coordination between the government and industry to explore and expand investments in AI technologies.Read More »
The House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the federal chief information officer in a move to fortify the nation's cybersecurity. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would grant the executive with authority to report directly to the Office of Management and Budget's director as a presidential appointee, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas said Friday.Read More »
Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.
The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would rename the Office of E-Government to the Office of the Federal CIO, Hurd's office said Wednesday.
Congressional lawmakers underscored in a recently published report on artificial intelligence the need for the U.S. to remain competitive in the increasingly critical emergent field. The legislators expressed concern at the prospect of the U.S. lagging behind other countries in artificial intelligence technologies, noting how such a scenario could have serious ramifications for the nation’s cybersecurity posture, the ethical use of AI in warfare, and U.S. economic security.Read More »