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Dustin Volz

Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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House Advances Cybersecurity Bill Despite Surveillance Fears

March 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a cybersecurity bill that would increase the sharing of computer data between government and the private sector, despite lingering concerns that the measure could allow for more government surveillance. The panel advanced the measure in a closed session just two days after ...

House Panel Tries to Ease Privacy Fears With New Cybersecurity Legislation

March 25, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House Intelligence Committee will introduce legislation Tuesday designed to improve the nation's defenses against cyberattacks like the one that recently brought Sony Pictures to its knees. The bipartisan measure intends to cajole the private sector to voluntarily share more digital information with the government by offering expanded liability protections ...

New Legislation Seeks To Keep Hackers, NSA at Bay

March 24, 2015 The House Intelligence Committee will introduce legislation Tuesday designed to improve the nation's defenses against cyberattacks like the one that recently brought Sony Pictures to its knees. The bipartisan measure intends to cajole the private sector to voluntarily share more digital information with the government by offering expanded liability protections ...

Democratic Lawmaker: We Need Cyber Legislation Before NSA Reform

March 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Congress likely needs to pass cybersecurity legislation before it can pave the way to addressing the National Security Agency bulk collection of American phone records, despite the looming June expiration of a key surveillance authority, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says. And "high-level" conversations about NSA reform, ...

Amazon Gets Approval for Experimental Drones

March 20, 2015 Federal regulators on Thursday cleared Amazon to begin using drones for a limited number of outdoor test purposes. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an "experimental airworthiness" certificate to Amazon for research, development, and crew-training. Amazon's interest in using drones for commercial use—such as delivering books or other merchandise via the ...

Amazon Gets Approval for Experimental Drone Use

March 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal regulators on Thursday cleared Amazon to begin using drones for a limited number of outdoor test purposes. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an "experimental airworthiness" certificate to Amazon for research, development, and crew-training. Amazon's interest in using drones for commercial use—such as delivering books or other merchandise via the ...

Here's Why the NSA Won't Need Congress' Permission To Continue Spying

March 19, 2015 The National Security Agency may be allowed to continue scooping up American phone records indefinitely even if congressional authority for the spying program expires later this year, according to a recently declassified court order. The legal underpinning of the NSA's bulk collection of U.S. call data resides in a provision ...

Court: NSA Spying May Continue Even If Congress Lets Authority Expire

March 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Security Agency may be allowed to continue scooping up American phone records indefinitely even if congressional authority for the spying program expires later this year, according to a recently declassified court order. The legal underpinning of the NSA's bulk collection of U.S. call data resides in a provision ...

Court: NSA Spying May Continue Even If Congress Lets Authority Expire

March 19, 2015 The National Security Agency may be allowed to continue scooping up American phone records indefinitely even if congressional authority for the spying program expires later this year, according to a recently declassified court order. The legal underpinning of the NSA's bulk collection of U.S. call data resides in a provision ...

Here’s What Is in the Senate’s Cybersecurity Bill

March 18, 2015 The Senate Intelligence Committee released late Tuesday the language of its recently passed cybersecurity bill, which its backers say could hit the Senate floor as soon as April. The text of the legislation—which the committee passed 14-1 last Thursday—is largely the same as the discussion drafts that circulated before the ...