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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Spokesperson Says Governor Paul LePage Will Not Seek Senator King’s U.S. Senate Seat - A...more

Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order: Has Anything Really Changed?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) designed to strengthen national cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. The EO focuses on the modernization of the federal information technology (IT) network and...more

FCC Launches Proceeding to Rollback Net Neutrality

by Perkins Coie on

New developments: Since we published our update below, the FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to begin the process of rolling back the rules and regulatory framework for net neutrality...more

Global Cyber Attack Highlights Need for President Trump’s Executive Order

by Williams Mullen on

Many companies from around the globe are continuing their recovery efforts after a massive ransomware attack affected hundreds of thousands of computers across various industries and throughout several nations. Ransomware is...more

Alert: The First Trump Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Cooley LLP on

On May 11, 2017, less than four months after his inauguration, President Trump signed a long-anticipated Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (hereinafter, the...more

New Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Trump Administration’s required cybersecurity assessments provide potential for new round of public-private collaboration. The Trump Administration recently issued a much anticipated Executive Order (EO) addressing...more

User Fee Reauthorization Bill Includes Legislation Proposed to Improve Medical Device Regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP Committee) advanced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S. 934), by a vote of 21–2. Please see full...more

Bills to Help Small Businesses Prepare for Cyber Attacks Working Way Through Congress

by Williams Mullen on

On May 2, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved H.R. 2105, the “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017.” The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee reported...more

Is the Government Protecting Your Private Information?

by Reed Smith on

We were not affected by the recent ransomware attack that disabled computers worldwide, including in multiple public hospitals in the UK. At least not yet. For those who have never had the pleasure or who otherwise do not...more

Data Security Under Commissioner Ohlhausen: What You Need to Know

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been a critically important regulator of cybersecurity practices in the US, using its authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act to bring enforcement actions against companies for failing...more

How Will the Appointment of a Special Counsel Affect the Administration's Regulatory Agenda?

by Mark Mansour on

The news of the the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to be investigate the Russia-Trump connection rocked Washington. The immediate concern was how the White House would surmount the distraction and where all...more

Plan of Defense: White House Issues Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The EO provides a blueprint for how the Administration will approach...more

Trump Administration Issues New Executive Order Focused on Strengthening Federal Cybersecurity

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Trump Administration has issued a much anticipated Executive Order (EO),“Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” directing federal executive agency heads to undertake various...more

#MLWashingtonCyberWatch: The Cybersecurity Executive Order (at last)

Amid the flurry following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing last week, President Trump marked his 111th day in office on Thursday, May 11th by signing an executive order targeting national cybersecurity....more

Nations Press for International Restrictions to Govern Genetic Sequence Data

by WilmerHale on

A clash over access to and use of genetic sequence data (GSD) is currently brewing on several international fronts. To date, GSD has been routinely deposited in open-source databases such as GenBank of the National Center for...more

White House Issues New Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Trump recently signed the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The Order sets forth the Trump Administration's policy for cybersecurity of...more

President Trump Signs Long-Awaited Cyber Executive Order

by Alston & Bird on

On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity (the “Order”). The Order directs executive agencies to complete a risk management report based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (the...more

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity Focusing on Critical Infrastructure, Federal Networks and Public...

by Reed Smith on

On Monday, May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The Executive Order comes after Trump had postponed signing a...more

The First 100 Days on Planet Immigration

by Burr & Forman on

The first months of President Trump’s administration have been a whirlwind of activity, and certainly immigration has been the subject of several executive orders and much controversy. The natural question that arises from...more

“No Ransom, No Cry” – Trump’s Latest Executive Order on Cybersecurity and Preventing the Next “WannaCry” Virus

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The new Order came out just one day before last week’s “WannaCry”...more

FDA User Fee Legislation Moves Forward in Senate with Multiple Policy Riders On-Board

On May 11, 2017, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee voted in support of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, or FDARA, now formally moving through the legislative process as S. 934. The committee...more

Trump Issues First Executive Order on Cybersecurity: While Goals Are Ambitious, Timelines Are Tight

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On May 11, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order addressing cybersecurity risk management across three key areas: (1) federal government networks, (2) critical infrastructure, and (3) cybersecurity for the...more

President Trump Signs Executive Order Holding Agency Directors Accountable for Cybersecurity

Five months after rejecting a less detailed executive order on cybersecurity, Trump signed one on May 11, 2017 (Order). The Order notifies federal agencies that the “President will hold heads of executive departments and...more

New EASA Consultation: Are Drone Pilots Heading for a Period of Regulatory Turbulence?

by Hogan Lovells on

On 12 May 2017 the European Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA“) opened a consultation into sweeping new regulations on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or drones) in European airspace. Individuals and companies...more

The New Cybersecurity Executive Order: What It Does and When

“Will the President sign it?” I asked in a recent post. As if in direct answer, the President issued the order the same day , May 11, 2017. The order is titled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical...more

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