Amy Davenport

Amy Davenport

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Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Legislative Branch Activity - House Cybersecurity Legislation - This week, the House will consider four pieces of cybersecurity legislation on the floor including the National Cybersecurity and Critical...more

7/30/2014 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Data Protection DHS Legislative Agendas NIST

Capital Thinking: Education

Regulatory Activity - Online Skills Academy - Last week, the Department of Education announced its collaboration with the Department of Labor to develop a $25 million grant competition for an Online Skills...more

7/30/2014 - Cooperation Initiative DOE DOL FERPA Funding Online Education

Capital Thinking: Education

Legislative Activity - House’s Legislative Agenda - On Monday, the House will consider and likely pass the following pieces of legislation: The STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031). The bill would include...more

7/17/2014 - Education Reform Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Legislative Branch Activity - Cybersecurity Legislation - Last week, the Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a closed session to mark up the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) which...more

7/17/2014 - Cybersecurity DHS Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees NIST Pending Legislation

Capital Thinking: Education

Higher Education Act Draft Legislation - Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) will release a package of Higher Education Act (HEA) proposals this week. The package will...more

6/27/2014 - Colleges Education Reform Federal Funding Financial Aid Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Student Loans Students

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Data Breach Issues - Last week, three Congressional Committees – the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee – held hearings that...more

2/13/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection DHS DOJ FTC

Capital Thinking: Education

Senate HELP Committee Legislative Priorities - Last week, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) outlined the Committee’s legislative agenda for the coming year, which...more

2/3/2014 - Department of Education Higher Education Act Minimum Wage Workforce Investment Act

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Data Breach - This week, several Congressional Committees will hold a number of hearings focused on the recent data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other large companies that compromised the financial information...more

2/3/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection DHS Neiman Marcus NIST Target

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Data Breach Hearings and Legislation - In response to the recent Target data breach which compromised the credit and debit card data of millions of customers, several committees will host hearings in the coming weeks to...more

1/31/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Legislative Agendas NIST

Capital Thinking: Education

Legislative Activity - Budget Deal - In a budget deal reached last week, conferees raised approximately $5 billion in savings from two provisions affecting federal student loan programs: - The agreement would...more

12/16/2013 - ETA Federal Budget Federal Student Aid Gainful Employment Healthcare Reform Student Loans

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Legislative Branch Activity - National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act - On Wednesday, December 12, House Homeland Security Committee leaders introduced the National Cybersecurity and...more

12/16/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cyber Safety Act Cybersecurity DHS NCCIA

Capital Thinking: Education

Legislative Activity - Legislation to Help Homeless Students - Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) plan to introduce legislation that will assist homeless students that...more

11/27/2013 - ACCESS Colleges Department of Education Financial Aid Gainful Employment Proposed Legislation Race To The Top Program Student Loans Students Tuition Universities

Capital Thinking: Education

90/10 Rule Legislation - Last week, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers...more

11/11/2013 - Colleges Department of Education Financial Aid Legislative Agendas Pre-Schools Universities

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

This Week’s Hearings: - Wednesday, November 13: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing at 10:00 am titled “Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed...more

11/11/2013 - Cybersecurity DHS Infrastructure National Security NIST

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - This Week’s Hearings: Tuesday, October 29: The House Homeland Security Committee has again rescheduled its markup of the Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Advancement Act of...more

10/28/2013 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS NIST

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Cybersecurity Legislation - After postponing a previously scheduled markup due to the government shutdown, the House Homeland Security Committee plans to mark up the Critical Infrastructure...more

10/21/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Government Shutdown NIST

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Cybersecurity Legislation - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that she plans to introduce legislation soon that will offer tax credits to businesses that make investments in...more

10/11/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Executive Orders NIST Proposed Legislation Tax Credits

Capital Thinking: Education

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Charter schools - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced last week that he would visit a charter school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today to deliver a policy speech about...more

9/30/2013 - Charter Schools Department of Education Higher Education Act Public Schools

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Cybersecurity Legislation - Last week, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies marked up two cybersecurity bills –...more

9/30/2013 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Legislative Agendas NIST

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - House Cybersecurity Legislation - The House Homeland Security Committee is currently circulating a revised draft of the National Cybersecurity and Critical Protection Act (NCCIP), the...more

9/17/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS NCCIC NIST Proposed Legislation

Capital Thinking Update - July 22, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 23. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to renew his motion to proceed on the FY 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban...more

7/22/2013 - Appropriation Act CFPB CMS Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity DHS Dodd-Frank E-Rates EHR EPA ESEA Farm Bill FCC FERC FSB FSOC Higher Education Act Infrastructure Interest Rates Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Offshore Drilling PCBs Richard Cordray SEC Student Loans TRIA

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Border Security CFTC Cybersecurity Disability Dodd-Frank Farm Bill Federal Budget FERC Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions NDAA NIST Spectrum Student Loans Women-Owned Businesses

Capital Thinking Update - June 3, 2013

General Legislative - The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more

6/5/2013 - Appropriations Bill Barack Obama China Cybersecurity DOD EPA Farm Bill FERC Healthcare Immigration Reform Medicaid Medicare Middle East NIST Proposed Legislation SEC Sequestration Student Loans Supply Chain Wellness Programs

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

5/24/2013 - Agricultural Workers Biofuel CFTC Contractors Cybersecurity Farm Bill Federal Budget Fees Form 720 Immigration Reform Innovation Nominations OMB PCORI Request For Information SEC Student Loans Water

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