John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, has eliminated the White House cybersecurity coordinator position.
The Startup Act reintroduced in the Senate would grant more visas to immigrants in the STEM field. Among other things, it would create a new limited STEM visa so that 50,000 U.S.-educated foreign students who graduate with a master’s or Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering or mathematics can receive a green card and stay in the United States.[…]
A bipartisan group of senators proposed legislation to extend certain provisions in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. The extension would add two years to agencies’ data center consolidation efforts. The bill is the same as the FITARA Extension amendment that was adopted by the House of Representatives in July.[…]
A Senate bill introduced on Aug. 1 not only would establish security requirements for Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased by the government, but also let researchers look for critical security flaws through vulnerability disclosure policies.[…]
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said he plans to introduce two bills in Congress that would investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 election hacks and introduce sanctions against the country for its involvement.[…]
Six Democratic senators have authored a letter to President Obama, urging him while he is at the G-20 Summit in China on Sunday and Monday to address cyberattacks on financial institutions.[…]