Policy

Election Misinformation Targeting Diverse Communities Drives Calls for Collaboration

As foreign and domestic actors continue to spread mis- and disinformation ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations are working to provide enhanced resources and support to diverse communities targeted by inaccurate and misleading content.  Federal officials and security researchers have […]

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Treasury Debuts Plan to Penalize Foreign Investment Threatening National Security

The Biden administration on Thursday released the first-ever enforcement and penalty guidelines for foreign companies and investors that violate national security review protocols, a move that comes as federal officials and lawmakers have expressed growing concerns about the involvement of China and other adversarial nations […]

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The Nationwide Injunction on Contractors Vaccine Mandate is Lifted, But Agencies Told Not to Enforce It – Yet

A nationwide injunction on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors has been officially lifted, but the federal government told agencies to hold off on enforcing the mandate.  In late August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that the nationwide injunction […]

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US Focused on ‘Interoperable’ over Identical in Transatlantic Tech Framework

The United States and Europe aim to continue strengthening their partnership to foster parallel technology policy frameworks, laying a common regulatory foundation for the development and sharing of technological products worldwide.   Ruth Berry, the acting deputy assistant secretary for international information and communications policy within […]

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FCC’s Proposed Change to Orbital Debris Rule Draws Lawmaker Worry

House Science, Space and Technology Committee leaders sent a letter on Tuesday to Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel expressing concerns about the agency’s proposed new rule to address orbital debris.  Earlier this month, the FCC proposed replacing longstanding guidelines. The agency’s proposal would require […]

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Commerce Revises Export Rules to Boost US Standards Development on Critical Tech

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security drew praise from industry leaders for nixing a license requirement to release technology controlled by Export Administration Regulations—so long as it is for “standards-related activity.” “This interim final rule … amends the Export Administration Regulations to authorize […]

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