• DHS CUI Provisions Would Deviate from the Federal Standard

    (March 24, 2017 – Jarret Cummings) EDUCAUSE joined AAU, APLU, and COGR in comments about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) proposed new contract provisions on controlled unclassified information (CUI). Along with other problems, the DHS provisions deviate from the uniform federal standards established by the National Archives and Records Administration, threatening to open the door to customized CUI approaches by other federal agencies.

  • EDUCAUSE Policy: Interesting Reads

    (February 24, 2017 – Jarret Cummings) With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments relevant to EDUCAUSE members or higher education generally. Articles highlighted address cybersecurity, net neutrality, open access, the federal budget, and more.

  • Higher Ed Responds on Immigration Executive Order

    EDUCAUSE joined a higher education community letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security responding to the Trump Administration’s “travel ban” executive order. The letter calls for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to use its discretion to minimize the order’s negative effects on faculty and students; it also requests that DHS engage with the higher education community to better understand the serious problems the order creates and how best to resolve them.

  • EDUCAUSE Supports BRIDGE Act

    Earlier this year, EDUCAUSE supported the broader higher education community by joining comments advocating for the BRIDGE Act. The bill would establish in law the temporary protections provided by the DACA program to undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children.

  • ED Issues Final State Authorization Regulations

    (January 20, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) The U.S. Department of Education issued its final rules regulating state authorization for postsecondary distance education programs. After some concerns were voiced by the higher education community, the Department provided clarification on the impact of the regulations on state authorization reciprocity agreements.

  • NIST Releases Update to Cybersecurity Framework

    (January 20, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) The National Institute of Standards and Technology released an update to its Cyberseucirty Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure and encouraged the public to provide input on the changes. The living document is being updated to improve guidance on supply chain risks, clarify key terms, and introduce measurement methods for cybersecurity.

  • Think Congress for Higher Ed and IT Policy in 2017

    (December 12, 2016 – Jarret Cummings) The 2016 elections produced a major change in presidential administrations, but relative continuity in Congress, at least in relation to higher education and IT policy. Thus, reviewing proposals in those areas from the current Congress provides important clues on the potential shape of higher education and IT policymaking in 2017.