Press Releases

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.

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.