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December 15, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
Congress has passed four cybersecurity bills in the final days of the 113th Congress. The bills largely codify existing federal agency activity, but they are seen as major steps for cybersecurity, representing the first substantial cybersecurity reforms approved by Congress in the past twelve years.
November 17, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On October 28, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, comprised of the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), held their fifth multi-stakeholder forum on improving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA...
October 31, 2014 | Jarret Cummings
Russ Poulin, Deputy Director of Research and Analysis at WCET, has posted an initial update on the U.S. Department of Education's new gainful employment regulations and the suprising link they include to the department's regulatory efforts on state authorization (http://wcetblog.wordpress....
October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
At EDUCAUSE’s 2014 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, Jarret Cummings, the association’s director of policy and external relations, and its policy and government relations advisors, Josh Ulman and Jennifer Ortega, reported on the status of several public policy issues of importance...
October 23, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On September 15, EDUCAUSE and eleven other higher education associations submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the agency’s current Open Internet Order and network neutrality proposal. The reply comments further clarified some of the concepts introduced in...
October 23, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On October 10, EDUCAUSE submitted a letter to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in response to the agency’s Request for Information (RFI) on the implementation of its cybersecurity framework released on February 12, 2014. The letter did not raise new concerns with the...
October 23, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On October 18, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit unanimously reversed a district court ruling in Cambridge University Press et al. v Carl V. Patton et al., a case in which Georgia State University was sued by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press,...
October 23, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On June 24, the Department of Education (ED) published a notice in the Federal Register postponing state authorization compliance until July 1, 2015, for higher education institutions operating within a state where the institution has a physical presence. The rule would require postsecondary...
October 23, 2014 | Jarret Cummings
In September, EDUCAUSE and a number of other higher education associations released an analysis of the Technology, Equality, and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act. The proposed legislation, not to be confused with the already established TEACH Act on copyright issues (see...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
On June 24, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE), introduced S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014.  The bill aims to codify the National Cybersecurity and Communications...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) continue to conduct meetings with stakeholders to discuss possible improvements to the notice and takedown process required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
Republicans in the House of Representatives are attempting to limit the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to act on network neutrality.On May 28, Representative Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced H.R. 4752, which would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from...
July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Ortega
At the end of June, both Senate Democrats and House Republicans began drafting and introducing legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which was most recently reauthorized in 2008. The proposed bills incorporate various measures designed to hold higher education institutions...
July 23, 2014 | Jarret Cummings
Summary: Earlier this year, the FCC launched a new net neutrality rule-making process to restore protections lost when its previous rules were overturned. EDUCAUSE joined with several higher education and library organizations to propose principles on which the FCC should base its new rules, as...
July 2, 2014 | Valerie M. Vogel
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is less than 2 months away. Have you started planning events and activities for your campus yet? Join EDUCAUSE and NCSA as we celebrate the 11th annual NCSAM this October.Here are a few ways you can show your support and help us make NCSAM 2014 the most...