While Senate lawmakers just returned to DC this week and House members are set to return next week, it was still an extremely busy week in cyber and tech policy in Washington.
Today, Senators Blumenthal and Hawley announced their intent to introduce a new legislative framework for AI regulation, which will be officially introduced on Tuesday next week. Meanwhile, House Homeland Security Republican leaders sent a letter to the SEC criticizing their newly enacted cyber reporting rules. Also in Congress, HELP Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy released a white paper on the future of AI. Additionally, the Senate Energy Committee convened a hearing on AI advances and risks.
Meanwhile, the administration has also been active on cyber and AI issues. NIST published a request for information on implementing the National Strategy on Critical and Emerging Technologies. CISA announced a secure-by-design pledge for K-12 education technology software manufacturers on Tuesday, after which CISA published guidance for agencies on handling DDoS attacks on Wednesday. Lastly, at the state level, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order on AI - instructing state agencies to examine the threats posed by AI and also examining methods for integrating AI into state operations.
Check it all out in this week's cyber report!