(March 29, 2017 – Jennifer Ortega) On March 21, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it is delaying implementation of its “Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs.” The regulation would have required recipients of ED competitive grants to openly license all copyrightable works produced with those funds. It will now not take effect, however, until May 22, 2017, assuming ED does not delay its implementation further.
(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.
(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.
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