Press Releases

President Obama Signs Warner, Lankford, Booker Bill to Codify Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

The last bill signed by President Obama before leaving office will permanently enshrine program that helps government attract promising technologists to public service

Jan 20 2017

This morning, as one of his final acts as President of the United States, President Barack Obama signed into law bipartisan legislation to codify the Presidential Innovations Fellows program.

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $1.1 Million to Support Forensic Science Research at VCU & GMU

DOJ grants will support research to improve forensic science practices used in sexual assault and domestic violence cases

Sep 14 2016

Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that VCU & GMU will receive a total of $1,125,897 to support research that will improve the forensic science testing and equipment used in domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce $1.7 Million for Innovative Technology in Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery

$900,000 grant will help advance the use of unmanned systems to assess environmental hazards for emergency responders, $876,000 grant will support effort to restore power and transportation grid following a disaster

Aug 11 2016

Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that Virginia Tech has been awarded more than $1.7 million from NSF to research the use of unmanned aerial and surface vehicles and develop an approach for emergency response and disaster recovery.

Sens. Warner & Schumer Call on FTC to Protect Consumers from Digital Ad Fraud

Researchers have found that a substantial percentage of ad-clicks on major advertising platforms are executed by bots, not human beings

Jul 11 2016

In a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, the Senators – both members of the Senate Banking Committee – pointed to studies that have found rampant fraud in the $60 billion digital ad market.

Sen. Warner Calls on FTC to Protect Children's Data Security with Internet-Connected "Smart Toys"

Researchers identify security vulnerabilities in internet-enabled toys like dolls that can expose the personal information of children and their parents

Jul 06 2016

Sen. Warner urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to work with Congress to strengthen efforts to protect children’s personal information given the increase in apps and Internet-connected “smart toys.”