Excerpt: Recent proposals have suggested that the FCC can use its authority under Title II of the Communications Act to create legally enforceable rules to regulate Internet access. We believe this is beyond the scope of the FCC’s authority and would defy the plain reading of the statute.
Excerpt: The Federal Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) requires that each federal agency designate a "senior agency information security officer" whose primary responsibilities are the "development and maintenance of information security policies, procedures and control techniques." Commonly known as Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), these officials oversee the security of thei
Excerpt: Because of these issues, we are requesting that GAO conduct a review of NHTSA, including the agency’s information sharing and information gathering capabilities and readiness to adapt to technological change.
Excerpt: There are legitimate privacy concerns about the government's use of data. The U.S. and other governments around the world need to address how they collect, store, and use data from citizens and non-citizens alike. Several proposals before Congress attempt to reform U.S. surveillance practices, and this is an issue we must get right.
Excerpt: With a series of questions and recommendations to ensure that the U.S. response to the risks posed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is as effective as possible in protecting the public health and safety of the American people. Congress stands ready to serve as a strong and solid partner in solving this crisis.
Excerpt: In FY2012, Medicaid financed the delivery of primary and acute medical services as well as long-term services and supports to an estimated 57 million people, and cost states and the federal government $431 billion. Today, federal taxpayers spend more general revenue on Medicaid than on Medicare, and the program covers more individuals than Medicare.