Congress passes cybersecurity legislation, the DEA Administrator announces her resignation, and more…
- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act to facilitate information-sharing between businesses and the federal government.
- The Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Michele Leonhart announced her plans to step down, following an inspector general report noting that some DEA agents had engaged in “sex parties” with prostitutes in Colombia.
- U.S. Representative John Conyers and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin announced they would reintroduce the End Racial Profiling Act, legislation which would require state and local government agencies that apply for certain grants to maintain adequate policies and procedures for eliminating racial profiling.
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plan to open a satellite office in Silicon Valley in order to strengthen cyber security and recruit technology specialists to work for the federal government.
- Facing scrutiny from regulators, Comcast abandoned its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, ending what would have been a deal between the country’s two largest cable operators.
- The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Horne v. Department of Agriculture regarding whether the federal government must compensate farmers for taking raisins to maintain prices.