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Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?  [Video]

June 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trevor Timm, writer and activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about recent intelligence leaks surrounding the NSA's surveillance of American...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 7: Medicaid Reform Takes the Stage as the Battle for Education Continues

As the Alabama Legislature marked the halfway point of the 2013 Regular Session, progress continued to move at a slow pace where repercussions of the Alabama Accountability Act continue to linger in the halls of the...more

New FAR Rules Likely For "Critical Infrastructure" Contractors

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order (the Order) intended to enhance the cybersecurity of the country's critical infrastructure. According to the Order, "[t]he cyber threat to critical...more

NIST Seeking Comments on Revised Standards for FISMA Compliance

On February 6, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requested public comment on its latest revised draft of “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations,”...more

Executive Order Opens Consultative Processes to Draft Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order aimed at enhancing the security of U.S. critical infrastructure by establishing a voluntary program for the adoption of cybersecurity standards to protect...more

CYBERSECURITY CLIENT ALERT: White House Issues Long-Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order, New Presidential Directives for...

The White House issued a long-awaited Executive Order (EO) “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” which directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies to quickly advance efforts to...more

Obama Issues Long Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order

On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued the long awaited cybersecurity Executive Order, which will establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure. This cybersecurity Executive Order was...more

Congress Addresses Cybersecurity in National Defense Authorization Act by J.C. Boggs and Alexander K. Haas

Given the failure to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation last year, Congress included several targeted statutory provisions setting federal defense policy on a range of cybersecurity issues in the National Defense...more

Cybersecurity Provisions Enacted under 2013 National Defense Authorization Act

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (NDAA) into law. Each year Congress passes the NDAA to authorize funding levels for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and...more

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Federal Funding of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

On October 10, 2012, two pro-life groups petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review and reverse the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court’s decision allowing the continued federal funding of...more

Administration to Expedite Encryption Reviews and Amend ITAR Citizenship Definition

In comments released on March 12, 2010, the Administration announced that it will be shifting the current encryption review request process under 15 C.F.R. section 740.17 to an on-line system, with the objective of reducing...more

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