Rachel Sanford

Rachel Sanford

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Washington Outlook for 2015

In This Issue: - Introduction - Agriculture, Food Safety, and Nutrition - Appropriations, Budget, and Debt Ceiling - Defense and National Security - Education - Energy and Environment - Financial...more

1/21/2015 - Appropriations Bill Defense Sector Department of Transportation Energy Policy Environmental Policies FDA Federal Budget Foreign Policy Healthcare Immigration Immigration Reform Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Obama Administration Political Parties Tax Reform Telecommunications

The Lame Duck Has Arrived: What To Expect

In the great tradition of American democracy dating back to the election of the First Congress in 1778, voters cast their ballots last week, giving the Republican Party control of the upcoming 114th Congress. In a...more

11/12/2014 - Barack Obama Election Results

Bitcoin: Regulators and States Out Ahead—Will Congress Follow?

Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that facilitates quick exchanges of value, has received steady attention from the media and industry stakeholders. Akin to gold, bitcoins are mined using computers to solve...more

4/2/2014 - Bitcoins Virtual Currency

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implications for the Financial Services Industry

The NIST Framework - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” on February 12th. This set of voluntary best practices for critical...more

2/19/2014

High Profile Security Breaches Spur Congressional Action

Recently, several large retailers, including Target and Neiman Marcus, announced that hackers had compromised credit card and other personal consumer data. At Target, 40 million debt and credit cards were impacted and the...more

1/28/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Neiman Marcus Skype SnapChat Target

Telecommunications in the 113th Congress

The 112th Congress saw a lot of activity focused on new and changing technologies, but few legislative breakthroughs. Early in the year, there was significant activity around intellectual property and online piracy issues,...more

1/16/2013 - Broadband Cybersecurity FCC FTC Online Sales Tax PIPA Piracy SOPA Spectrum Telecommunications Act of 1966

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