Excerpt: As the deadline approaches for EPA to propose this new rule, we write to request that the agency provide, in the information it supplies the public concerning this proposal, the significant and as yet unrealized costs of meeting the existing eight-hour 75 parts per billion (ppb) ozone standard, which was finalized in 2008.
Bicameral Letter to the FCC Regarding Reclassification of the Internet Under Title II of the Communications ActNovember 12, 2014 | Letter
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. To read the letter, click here.
Letter to GAO Regarding the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 and Chief Information Security OfficersOctober 30, 2014 | Letter
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 their agency's data, networks, and information, including those provided and maintained by agency contra
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. To read the letter, click here.
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. But these important reforms should not be used as a tool to obstruct the uninterrupted flow of commercial data between countries.
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. To read the letter, click here.