*** Laurie Locascio, vice president for research at the University of Maryland, was nominated by the Biden administration to serve as head of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Locascio is a NIST veteran, having served at the agency in multiple roles including as the acting principal deputy director and associate director for laboratory programs.
*** Margie Graves, formerly deputy federal CIO and acting federal CIO, is joining the IBM Center for the Business of Government as a senior fellow and will serve as the digital strategist for IBM's Federal Services team.
*** ITI, a leading technology trade association, offered a policy blueprint on what a cybersecurity reporting regime should look like when it comes to private companies disclosing breaches and other incidents to the federal government. The group is looking for a single point of contact for reporting cyber incidents, a single set of requirements for reporting instead of a patchwork approach based on industrial sector and other factors as well as assurances that information voluntarily disclosed by companies won't be shared under the Freedom of Information Act.
*** A report from the Government Accountability Office recommends better coordination between the Federal Communication Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on spectrum allocation in the private and public sectors to avoid radio frequency interference and to better resolve policy matters.
Posted on Jul 20, 2021 at 2:12 AM