Tech

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Secure Equipment Act Awaits President’s Signature

Lawmakers hope to rid U.S. telecommunications networks of equipment manufactured by Chinese state-backed firms.

Senate Leaders Call for National 6G Strategy

A bipartisan bill would create a council of expert advisers who would have a year to report back to lawmakers with strategic recommendations.

Senate Bill Prevents Top Market Platforms From Favoring Their Own Offerings

Industry representatives dispute the bill’s premise and argue it would undermine popular services and skew competition in favor of domestic and foreign platforms not subject to the same rules.

White House Updates Strategic Plan for Nanotechnology

The plan spells out five broad goals—starting with ensuring the United States remains a leader in nanotech R&D.

White House Developing “Bill of Rights” to Guard Against AI as Congress Probes Ethics Questions

OSTP plans to develop the new bill of rights with agency partners, the private sector, academia, and public input. Meanwhile, a House Task Force on AI held a hearing on ethical concerns in financial services and housing.

Senate Hearing Amplifies Support for Data Breach Legislation

A chorus of witnesses in a Senate Commerce Committee that businesses and consumers need lawmakers to set clear federal rules to deter breaches.

OSTP Sketches Blueprint for a National Strategic Computing Reserve

In the digital age, “break glass in case of emergency” may signal a need to “send in the computer experts.” The NSCS’s volunteer subject-matter experts would resemble the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and the Merchant Marines.
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