Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) Devices
Aug 01 2017
Bipartisan bill would establish minimum requirements for Internet-connected devices purchased by the federal government
Sen. Warner Pushes FTC to Protect Children's Data Security with Internet-connected “Smart Toys”
In second letter to agency, Warner highlights high-profile examples of smart toys that have jeopardized privacy of children and their parents
May 22 2017
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking the agency about its efforts to protect children’s privacy following several high-profile instances of children’s data being hacked.
Warner, Webb, Perriello, Boucher Announce $21M in Broadband Grants for Southern Virginia
Feb 08 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Representatives Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher today announced two grants totaling more than $21.5 million to expand broadband Internet infrastructure in Virginia. The grants, awarded through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, enhance and expand public computer centers, and encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service. These investments will help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth and create jobs.
Virginia, Florida, Louisiana Senators Introduce Resolution Urging Mortgage Relief for Homeowners with Contaminated Drywall
~ Bipartisan measure builds on efforts to assist 1,300 homeowners in 26 states ~
Nov 04 2009
WASHINGTON – Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb joined four of their Senate colleagues from Florida and Louisiana in introducing a Resolution today that urges banks and mortgage lenders to work with the estimated 1,300 homeowners in 26 states who are dealing with health and safety issues linked to the use of contaminated drywall, including at least 51 Virginia families, primarily in the southeastern region of the Commonwealth. The Resolution encourages banks and mortgage servicers to provide temporary forbearance on mortgage payments to help affected families afford the costs of alternative housing since many of their homes are uninhabitable.