Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 13

April 14 Markup: The House Homeland Security Committee will markup legislation. Scheduled for this session is H.R. 1731, The National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015. 11 a.m., 311 Cannon Office Building Hearing: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on HR 9, The Innovation Act, which would address patent reform. 2 p.m., 2141 […]

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Seeks Comment on Multistakeholder Process for Drones

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a Request for Comments on a multistakeholder process for commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The goal of the process is to develop and communicate best practices in privacy, transparency, and accountability for drone use. This multistakeholder process is required by a […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 23

(March 25, edited to add new House Intelligence Committee markup on March 26) March 24 Hearing: The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on “Continuing America’s Leadership: Advancing Research and Development for Patients.” 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen Building The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 16

March 17 Hearing: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on “FCC: Process and Transparency.” 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Building The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on “America’s Health IT Transformation: Translating the Promise of Electronic Health Records Into Better Care.” 10 a.m., 430 Dirksen […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 9

The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the nominations of Michelle Lee to be the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Daniel Marti as the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. March 11 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “Three Years Later: Are We Any […]

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 2

March 3 Markup: The House Judiciary Committee will markup legislation, and H.R. 1147, The Legal Workforce Act, is scheduled for review. This bill covers the expansion of mandatory electronic employment eligibility verification systems.  (Markup will continue on March 4.) 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building Hearing: The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and […]