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Monthly Archives: May 2012

U.S. Announces New Effort To Combat Compromised Computers

Posted in Cybersecurity

By Dan Caprio Yesterday, we attended a White House event to announce a new effort known as the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) to combat botnets. A botnet is a collection of compromised computers connected to the Internet. The IBG is the result of a voluntary public-private partnership between the White House, the Departments of Commerce… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: CCIIO Exchange Meeting, HHS Funding for Family-to-Family Centers, and More Exchange Developments at the Federal Level

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. Last week, the Center for Consumer Information and… Continue Reading

A “Chunks” Approach to Climate Policy

Posted in 2012 Elections, Climate, Energy Policy

By Andrew Shaw At a Politico Pro Energy breakfast this morning in Washington, DC, White House Deputy Assistant for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal defended the Administration’s energy record but also provided a window into what a second term energy policy might look like for President Obama. These comments come after Zichal last week… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: New CMS Rule Released, More School-Based Funding and Slowing Exchange Legislation

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. Last week, CMS released a proposed rule… Continue Reading

Cyber Legislation Outlook: What Companies Should Monitor as Congress Considers Cybersecurity Legislation

Posted in Cybersecurity

By Dan Caprio From our Cyber legislation update this week. The House of Representatives concluded “cyber week” at the end of April with the passage of a number of bills targeted at enhancing the nation’s protections against cyber threats. The Senate is expected to consider proposed legislation in the coming weeks which has both a… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: Community Health Center Funding, Prevention Fund Pushback and Exchange Legislation

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. In this week’s edition, HHS announced $728 million in funding for… Continue Reading

Weekly Health Policy Update: Cuts to ACA, Student Loan Bill Effects, and More Exchange Issues

Posted in Health Policy

By Cindy Gillespie Each week, our Health Policy team recaps recent health care developments in two reports, Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up and Health Insurance Exchanges: State of the States. Weekly Health Care Wrap-Up. Click here for our weekly look at regulatory developments affecting health care at the federal and state level. In this week’s edition, we take a look… Continue Reading