[KI-LC] Fwd: Three clarifications on the Foster Bill status please

Ken Dagg kendaggtbs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 23:08:35 UTC 2020

I think that having Jeremy brief Kantara Groups (IAWG AND HIAWG at a
minimum) would be beneficial for Kantara from a PR perspective.

My two cents,

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 5:45 PM Colin Wallis Kantara <
colin at kantarainitiative.org> wrote:

> Would the LC like to consider a briefing to all WGs or similar grouping
> from Jeremy?
> Kind regards and have a good weekend.
> Colin
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Colin Wallis Kantara <colin at kantarainitiative.org>
> Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 10:51
> Subject: Fwd: Three clarifications on the Foster Bill status please
> To: Kantara Board of Directors <directors at kantarainitiative.org>
> Folks
> Forwarding Jeremy's email as you may find it informative.
> I reached out to him regarding the Foster Bill because I
> get continued questions on it from the IAWG and HIAWG.
> I think we should take up his offer of a briefing, maybe as a combined WG
> thing.. do you concur?
> Kind regards
> Colin
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Grant, Jeremy A. <Jeremy.Grant at venable.com>
> Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 10:48 PM
> Subject: RE: Three clarifications on the Foster Bill status please
> To: Colin Wallis Kantara <colin at kantarainitiative.org>
> Ha!  I guess you could show them this video. https://youtu.be/FFroMQlKiag
> On comments, there is no formal process for commenting on legislation, as
> the cartoon shows, it either gets advanced or it doesn’t. That said, if
> people have comments, you could always write a letter to congressman
> Foster.  I’d be happy to give you his staffer’s name who is working on this.
> On timing, I think it is a placeholder for something that will happen in
> 2021. We’re working right now on the Senate side to try to get a
> counterpart introduced before Christmas, I think we’ve got a 50-50 chance
> at best of that. But this is really to set things up for after the
> election.  Also, outside of the grants to states, there is nothing that
> actually requires legislation to pass to make it happen. Either a Trump or
> Biden administration could do everything else in here with a simple
> executive order.  Odds of that happening in a Biden presidency are higher,
> as I expect them to focus significantly on digital service delivery if they
> take power, most likely at GSA.  Phil has a ton of ideas here, he just
> needs resources, dollars and authority.
> On the two bills, there is nothing that is not public facing, however,
> Foster did introduce two bills. HR 8215 is the comprehensive bill that is
> based off of our coalition’s policy blueprint. He also introduced HR 8214,
> which is a narrower bill only dealing with NIST. The reason to do that was
> that he is a member of the house science committee, which has jurisdiction
> over NIST, and so he may be in a position to move that bill as a standalone
> separate from the broader bill.
> On our side, we are less concerned about process and more about outcomes.
> So anything that advances in the element of our policy blueprint, we are
> all four. Having said that, I think we’ve got decent odds of actually
> advancing the whole package next year.
> If it would help for me to do a briefing with some of the folks in
> Kantara, let me know, I’d be happy to do so.
> Jeremy
> <snip>
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