Participants in workshops on the federal government's “Moonshot” initiative are praising officials for engaging policy thinkers in addition to technologists, and say the discussions have centered on how to get society at large to make better digital decisions, as they attempt to narrow the focus for a “grand challenge” toward securing the internet within a decade.
House Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders are scrutinizing how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is regulating emerging technologies involved with self-driving cars, as senior Republicans on the committee are working to reintroduce legislation on autonomous vehicles.
This year's NATO cyber exercise emphasized the role of decision-makers by designing the event to encourage greater interaction between system experts and policy strategists, according to a statement by the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia, which hosted the four-day exercise that concluded April 12.
The Federal Communications Commission is moving to deny the application of China Mobile to provide telecom services in the U.S., with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the company is “ultimately owned by the Chinese government” and raises unacceptable national security concerns.
Cyber Reg Watch: Analysis
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has changed tack in its much-anticipated revisions to cybersecurity guidelines in acquisition rules for defense contractors, a move with implications for all industry sectors as part of broader efforts for securing the national supply chain and the rollout of 5G telecom networks.