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Nextgov: 9 States Request DHS’ Election Cybersecurity Assistance

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The Department of Homeland Security has received requests from nine U.S. states to help scan online voter registration databases and assess the security of poll machines, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS spokesman Scott McConnell told Nextgov that the department offers election officials various services such as information exchange on cyber incidents and on-site …

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Rep. Ralph Abraham Proposes Bill to Hold Federal Agency Heads Accountable for Cyber Breaches

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Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) has introduced a bill that seeks to help federal agencies build up their cybersecurity procedures and hold agency heads accountable for failure to enforce measures needed to prevent cyber attacks. The proposed “Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability Act” would direct the director of the National Institutes of …

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NIST Awards Grants to 5 Nonprofit Groups to Establish Regional Cyber Education, Workforce Devt Partnerships

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Five nonprofit organizations have received approximately $1 million in total grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to forge partnerships that seek to address the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in local communities. NIST said Tuesday the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate grants are part of the Commerce Department’s Skills …

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NIST Issues Draft Self-Assessment Tool for Cybersecurity Mgmt Efforts

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a self-assessment tool in a move to help organizations assess the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management initiatives. NIST said Thursday the draft Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder integrates the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program‘s organizational performance evaluation strategies with the Cybersecurity Framework‘s risk management mechanisms. The Baldrige program partnered with …

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Lisa Monaco: DHS Offers Cybersecurity Support to State Election Administrators

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Lisa Monaco, the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, said the Department of Homeland Security has reached out to state election administrators to offer cybersecurity support and boost public confidence in voting systems, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Monaco told a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum audience the …

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FEMA Report Underscores DHS’ Interagency Emergency Response Efforts

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the 2016 National Preparedness Report which highlights the Department of Homeland Security‘s efforts to prepare emergency first responders through interagency cooperation. DHS said Monday that FEMA’s report tracked progress from the last five years in prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery initiatives. DHS and interagency partners continue to …

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