All tagged DIGIT Act

Last Call for IoT Legislation in the 115th Congress

Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6023, the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act (SMART IoT Act).  The SMART IoT Act would direct the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to conduct a survey of the IoT ecosystem across the public and private sectors and submit its findings in a report to Congress.[1]  Representatives Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Peter Welch (D-Vermont) authored this legislation alongside their colleagues in the bipartisan House IoT Working Group.  H.R. 6023 sailed through the House largely unchanged from the discussion draft the Energy and Commerce Committee released in May

“Cyber Shield” Legislation: Protecting IoT Users or Stifling Innovation?

On October 27, 2017, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Calif.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Cyber Shield Act of 2017 (the Act).  The Act would direct the Department of Commerce to create a voluntary self-certification program that would independently identify, verify, and label compliant Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices with strong cybersecurity standards. 

Congress Gets Smart on IoT

With Congress dominated by partisan bickering and legislative logjam in recent years, a small but growing bipartisan, bicameral group of forward-thinking U.S. legislators hailing from vastly different states have been working together in a collaborative and deliberate fashion to answer a key question that may determine the future of American ingenuity and competitiveness: how can policymakers on Capitol Hill help ensure that the public sector appropriately plan for, encourage, and support the expected proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT)? With Congress dominated by partisan bickering and legislative logjam in recent years, a small but growing bipartisan, bicameral group of forward-thinking U.S. legislators hailing from vastly different states have been working together in a collaborative and deliberate fashion to answer a key question that may determine the future of American ingenuity and competitiveness: how can policymakers on Capitol Hill help ensure that the public sector appropriately plan for, encourage, and support the expected proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT)?