National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: Committee ranking member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) attends a House Oversight Committee hearing titled Examining the Practices and Profits of Gun Manufacturers in the Rayburn House Office Building. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images).

GOP House committee leaders probe ‘conflicting definitions’ in NIST AI framework and AI ‘Bill of Rights’

A House Science Committee spokesperson says lawmakers' concerns center on varying definitions of the technology included in the two documents.
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 22: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as he delivers a Christmas address in the East Room of the White House on December 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden gave the address to wish Americans a happy holiday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Big boosts to cybersecurity and tech funding in $1.7T omnibus bill signed by Biden

The bipartisan omnibus spending agreement for fiscal year 2023 includes $2.9 billion for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 30 Storm clouds hang over the White House before the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse on November 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

FedRAMP reform measures enacted as Biden signs NDAA into law

Language from the FedRAMP Authorization Act was included in the National Defense Authorization Act enacted Friday.
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering costs and creating jobs in the Hudson Valley, at IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York, on October 6, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images).

Biden signs quantum computing cybersecurity bill into law

The legislation will require the Office of Management and Budget to prioritize federal agencies’ acquisition of and migration to IT systems with post-quantum cryptography.
HSINCHU, TAIWAN – SEPTEMBER 16: Students are seen in the cleanroom suit going inside the clean room of Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institution during a press semiconductor tour at Hsinchu Science Park on September 16, 2022 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. (Photo by Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)

NIST signs new research agreement for photonic chips

The type of semiconductor uses both optical and electrical signals to transmit information faster and is a key component in fiber-optic networks and high-performance computing facilities.