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Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity: No More Antiquated IT

On May 11, President Donald Trump issued his long-awaited Executive Order on cybersecurity, the ‘‘Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.’’ It had been...more

Trump Executive Order Addresses Executive Branch, Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

by Dechert LLP on

President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order on May 11, 2017 aimed at “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” (the “Order”). The Order mandates federal governmental review of...more

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - February 2017

by Mintz Levin on

A Note from the Editors - Our February edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights and features a list of upcoming energy industry events throughout the nation. In Leaders in the News,...more

DOE Issues Proposed Grid Security Emergency Order Procedures in Accordance with FAST Act

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On December 7, 2016, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued proposed procedures that would govern emergency orders issued by the Secretary of DOE, following the president’s declaration of a Grid Security Emergency. These...more

Connecticut Governor appoints State Cybersecurity Czar

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently appointed Democrat Arthur H. House the state’s first cybersecurity czar. House moves into the role after serving as the chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for the past four...more

EIB Energy Highlights: FERC on Cybersecurity, Clean Power Plan Hearing Agenda, NatGas & Oil Exports Rise & More

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Natural Gas - Natural Gas Outlook: U.S. On Track to be Net Exporter Q2 2017: Natural gas production and consumption are expected to rise this year due to increases in natural gas prices and LNG exports, as well as...more

New Presidential Policy Directive Hopes to Coordinate Federal Response in the Event of a Cyber Attack

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In an implicit acknowledgment that the Federal government's response to cyberattacks is diffused among quite a number of agencies, the White House issued Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41 last week (July 26). The...more

Top takeaways from North American Leaders' Summit and Canada-Mexico state visit

by Dentons on

This past week the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) was held in Ottawa, Canada, with US President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prior to the summit,...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The first of three Minnesota legislative committee deadlines arrives tonight at midnight. By the first deadline, a committee must act favorably upon a bill in its body of origin or the bill does not move forward. As a result,...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 03/25/2016

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature had a short week, with no official business on Friday due to their Easter recess. The legislature will return on Tuesday, March 29, at noon. This week, committees continued to hear budget details...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team - January 2016 #1

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Labor Commissioner Proposes Independent Contractor Legislation - Few issues have proven to be as perennially vexing to the legislature as the definition of “independent contractor.” Legislators hear repeated complaints...more

South Carolina Legislative Update

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Several of the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee’s budget subcommittees met last week to hear from various agencies on appropriations. The Senate sent the House several bills, including one bill extending the time in...more

President Presses For Action On Cybersecurity Legislation In State Of The Union

by King & Spalding on

On January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address, during which he pressed for Congress to take action to combat cybersecurity threats. He called on Congress to “finally pass the legislation...more

House Passes Three Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bills to Protect Critical Infrastructure

On July 28, 2014, the House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in certain critical infrastructure sectors, including the energy...more

Washington Insight - May 2014

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Politics Drives the Agenda in Run-Up to the Midterms - An Insider's View: President Obama's Foreign Policy - The Anti-Energy Tax Incentives Caucus of the GOP - Trade Agenda Stagnant, For...more

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing on Grid Reliability and Security

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a standing-room only hearing titled “Keeping the lights on — Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the U.S. electric grid?” While...more

Congress, The Administration Move Forward To Secure Critical US Infrastructure

by DLA Piper on

Cyber-attacks by both private actors and nation states against US critical infrastructure and individual communications users are on the rise. In Washington, DC, policy makers are increasing their focus on cyber threats on...more

Federal Cybersecurity Initiatives Demand Vigilance of Communication and Energy Infrastructure Owners and Operators

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Cybersecurity initiatives are moving rapidly within the federal government and require owners and operators of critical infrastructure – including in particular Communication and Energy Systems, and those who supply and...more

White House Cyber Security Coordinator Warns Regulations Are Needed

by Carlton Fields on

A sweeping cyber security law is unlikely to pass any time soon. White House Cyber Security Coordinator Michael Daniel warned last week that President Obama's Executive Order on Cyber Security (EO) could result in new...more

What You Should Be Doing Now to Prepare for Implementation of the Cybersecurity Executive Order

by BakerHostetler on

A tempting response to the Cybersecurity Executive Order (the "Order"), announced by President Obama at his State of the Union address, is to ignore it. It is vague in key particulars, such as which companies are part of the...more

Utilities Sector To Be a Focus of Executive Order Directing Development of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework

by Cozen O'Connor on

Little more than a week after reports of cyber attacks targeted at the Department of Energy, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, President Obama declared in his State of the Union address that these forms of...more

President Obama Issues Executive Order on Cybersecurity

by King & Spalding on

On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued a long-anticipated Executive Order concerning cybersecurity entitled Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The Executive Order marks a major milestone in the Federal...more

Addressing the Cyber Threat: Cybersecurity Executive Order Issued and CISPA Introduced

by Reed Smith on

The long-awaited executive order entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” was issued on Tuesday, along with a companion Presidential Policy Directive and mention by the President in the State of the Union...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity

by Morgan Lewis on

Order will create a voluntary Cybersecurity Framework for designated critical infrastructure within a year. On February 12, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security...more

President Obama Issues Long-Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order

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As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech to Congress on February 12, 2013, he simultaneously issued a highly anticipated Executive Order (“the Order”) focused on improving cybersecurity in the United...more

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