04 Mar 2021

US Capitol police warn of possible militia plot to breach Congress

According to Capitol police, there has been an active threat to the US Capitol from a militia group. The law enforcement group stated that security has been ramped up at the location in response to the plot. According to a statement made on Thursday, the force is prepared for any

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02 Feb 2021

SolarWinds Hack Prompts Congress to Put NSA in Encryption Hot Seat

Congress has called on the National Security Agency to be more transparent regarding a cyberattack that occurred in 2015 against Juniper Networks. The Juniper Networks supply-chain breach attack bears similarities to the recent SolarWinds espionage campaign, hence the emphasis on acquiring more information about it. Last week, SolarWinds sent a

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10 Dec 2020

Bill to Boost CBP’s Synthetic Opioid-Detecting Tech Awaits President’s Signature

On Monday, the Senate passed the bipartisan legislation the DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act with unanimous consent. The bill was first introduced over a year ago by Republican Representative Clay Higgins and other co-sponsors in the House. The legislation dictates what the responsibilities of the Homeland Security Department in combatting

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07 Dec 2020

Defense bill set to pass with state cybersecurity programs

Congress is working on a defense policy bill containing several items that seek to improve states’ cybersecurity efforts. The bill, called the National Defense Authorization Act, is a massive bill passed annually by Congress. This year, the legislation aims to expand the role that the National Guard units play in

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01 Oct 2020

House Democrats to Call for Big Tech Breakups

Democratic lawmakers reportedly plan to introduce legislation that would break up the power of big technology companies that currently rule over the US’s tech industry. This may look like a forced separation of online platforms. The House Antitrust Subcommittee is currently wrapping up a 15-month probe into big tech companies

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25 Jun 2020

Bill Calls for Federally Funded Research on Police Use of Force and Facial Recognition

New legislation was recently introduced to the House of Representatives that outlines a plan for police-reform focused practices that would potentially mandate federal agencies to examine law enforcement use of force in the field and police technologies. The bill titled the Promoting Fair and Effective Policing Through Research Act would

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10 Jun 2020

Policing Reform Bill Would Prohibit Embedding Facial Recognition in Body Cameras

Amid continuing protests against police brutality and the use of lethal force against unarmed citizens, four congressional Democrats have introduced a new law enforcement reform bill that prohibits the use of facial recognition technology in body cameras. The bill would require federal, state, and local officers to wear body cameras,

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01 Jun 2020

Advancing Blockchain Act Calls for Federally-Led Deep-Dive Into the Nascent Tech

Over the past week, new legislation was introduced aiming to mandate an exhaustive federal government-led examination of the impacts of blockchain nationally and globally. This specific bill was introduced by Rep. Brett Guthrie R-KY. and is part of a wider legislative package of 15 emerging tech-focused bills written by Republicans

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27 May 2020

OODAcast with Congressman Will Hurd on AI, 5G, Cybersecurity Risk and Geopolitical Risk

In this OODAcast, OODA LLC CEO Matt Devost interviews Congressman Will Hurd in a wide ranging discussion that touches on issues of geopolitical risk, cybersecurity, cyber risk and ways to help ensure our nation is prepared to compete and win in an age of rapid technological innovation. Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Communications (5G) and other mega-trends of technology are examined, as well as insights into leadership in the modern world.

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18 May 2020

Air Force Leaders Fret As Another Satellite Maker Declares Bankruptcy

Intelsat announced last Wednesday during a press release that it was declaring bankruptcy, becoming the second major satellite company to file for bankruptcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was met with concern from the US Air Force’s chief acquisitions executive, Will Roper, who stated that the cash flow into

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