Wavelength Weekly (22 May 2022)

Wavelength Weekly (22 May 2022)
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Here are the editions from the past week you may have missed:

More Light Shines On Open Source Software’s Security Problems

EU Passes Data Governance Act

Reports

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Preserving the Chokepoints: Reducing the Risks of Offshoring Among U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Firms” — Center for Security and Emerging Technology

The Pillars Necessary for a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry” — The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Research Briefing on the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill” — United Kingdom’s House of Commons Library

Strengthening digital infrastructure: A policy agenda for free and open source software” — Brookings Institution

Many Hands in the Cookie Jar: Case Studies in Response Options to Cyber Incidents Affecting U.S. Government Networks and Implications for Future Response” — RAND Corporation

The design of a data governance system” — Bank for International Settlements

Big Tech in Financial Services” — Congressional Research Service

How China’s Human Capital Impacts Its National Competitiveness” — The Center for Strategic and International Studies

@elonmusk and @twitter: The problem with social media is misaligned recommendation systems, not free speech” — Brookings Institution

The EU’s digital market [What Think Tanks are thinking]” — European Parliament Think Tank

Exploring the Civil-Military Divide over Artificial Intelligence” — RAND Corporation

Artificial intelligence policy in the UK: Liaison Committee report” — United Kingdom’s House of Lords Library

Banking in the shadow of Bitcoin? The institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies” — Bank for International Settlements

Bridging the Gap: Assessing U.S. Business Community Support for U.S.-China Competition” — RAND Corporation

One Key Challenge for Diplomacy on AI: China’s Military Does Not Want to Talk” — The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Managing Response to Significant Cyber Incidents: Comparing Event Life Cycles and Incident Response Across Cyber and Non-Cyber Events” — RAND Corporation

Learning and working in the digital age: Advancing opportunities and identifying the risks” — Brookings Institution

Sanctions, SWIFT, and China’s Cross-Border Interbank Payments System” — The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Intelligent road transport systems” — European Parliament Think Tank

Global Gateway and the EU’s Digital Ambitions” — The Center for Strategic and International Studies

The U.S. can improve its AI governance strategy by addressing online biases” — Brookings Institution

Coming Events

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§  23 May

o The United Kingdom’s House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee will hold a formal meeting (oral evidence session): Delivering a UK science and technology strategy.

§  24 May

o The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Online Safety Bill Committee will hold a two formal meetings: further to consider the Online Safety Bill (here and here.)

§  24 May

o   The United States (U.S.) House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Strengthening our Communications Networks: Legislation to Connect and Protect,” regarding the following bills: the "Ensuring Phone and Internet Access for SNAP Recipients Act of 2021" (H.R. 4275),  the "Institute for Telecommunication Sciences Codification Act" or the "ITS Codification Act" (H.R. 4990), the Simplifying Management, Reallocation, and Transfer of Spectrum Act" or the "SMART Act" (H.R. 5486), the "Safe Connections Act of 2022" (H.R. 7132), and the "Extending America's Spectrum Auction Leadership Act of 2022" (H.R. 7783).

§  25 May

o The United States (U.S.) House Oversight Committee’s Government Operations Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Technology Modernization Fund: Rewriting our IT Legacy.”

o   The United States (U.S.) Senate Appropriations Committee’s Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s FY 2023 budget request.

§  26 May

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Online Safety Bill Committee will hold a two formal meetings: further to consider the Online Safety Bill (here and here.)

o   The United States (U.S.) House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Legislative Hearing to Protect Consumers and Strengthen the Economy” regarding, among other bills,  the "Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act of 2021" (H.R. 3962) and the "Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act" (H.R. 4081).

o The California Privacy Protection Agency will hold a board meeting with this agenda.

§  8 June

o The United States (U.S.) House of Representatives Armed Services Committee’s Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Subcommittee will mark up its portion of the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

§  16-17 June

o   The European Data Protection Supervisor will hold a conference titled “The future of data protection: effective enforcement in the digital world.”

§ 23 June

o   The United States (U.S.) House of Representatives Armed Services Committee will mark up the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.