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Report Outlines Priority Tech Areas for DHS’ Integrated Product Teams

The Department of Homeland Security has published a report that outlines 24 focus areas of  technology research-and-development initiatives by DHS’ integrated product teams in fiscal year 2016. DHS said Monday it categorized the IPTs’ technical focus areas into aviation security, biological threats, border security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. “Threats to our homeland are …

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Reps. Jim Langevin, John Ratcliffe Propose Bills to Facilitate U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity R&D Partnerships

Reps. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) and John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) have introduced bills that seek to facilitate research and development collaboration in cybersecurity between the U.S. and Israel. The proposed United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2016 seeks to establish a grant program for joint cybersecurity R&D projects, Langevin’s office said in …

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Baldrige Program, NIST to Develop Assessment Tool for Cyber Risk Management Programs

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has teamed up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a tool designed to help organizations evaluate their cybersecurity risk management initiatives. The Baldrige program proposed the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder platform in compliance with NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, …

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DOE to Back Grid Security Efforts of 2 Industry Groups; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Comments

The Energy Department will invest up to $15 million in cybersecurity programs of two industry groups that aim to help protect the country’s electric grid infrastructure from cyber and physical attacks. DOE said Tuesday the funds will support grid security efforts at the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. “As our definition …

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CBO: House Bill on Cybersecurity Support for Small Businesses Would Cost $1M From 2017 to 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security and Small Business Administration to create a strategy for small business development centers to provide cybersecurity training and counseling to clients would cost approximately $1 million over five years. CBO said in a report published Thursday that …

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CBO: Implementation of New DHS NPPD Name Would Not Affect Gov’t Budget

The Congressional Budget Office has said the enactment of a bill to rename the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency would not have what analysts called a “significant effect” on federal budget. CBO said in a cost estimate report published Wednesday the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure …

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Reps. Ted Lieu, Will Hurd: HHS Should Require Health Providers to Notify Govt Agencies of Ransomware Attacks

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-California) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop guidance that would require healthcare providers to immediately report cases of ransomware-related attacks to government agencies and information sharing and analysis organizations. The lawmakers told Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy …

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