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House Passes Bill to Provide Cyber Tools, Training for State & Local Law Enforcement

U.S. House members have voted to approve a bill that would provide tools and training necessary for law enforcement agencies to fight cyber crime at the state and local levels. Rep. John Ratcliffe’s office (R-Texas) said Tuesday the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 would authorize the Hoover, Alabama-based National Computer Forensics Institute, which has …

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Reuters: White House Refuses to Publicly Support Draft Encryption Bill

The White House has declined to publicly support the draft legislation co-authored by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein that will require technology companies to assist law enforcement officers in breaking data encryption, Reuters reported Thursday. Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz write the White House has reviewed the draft and provided feedback but is presumed to give minimal public acknowledgement …

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FCW: Congress Includes Cyber Info Sharing Bill in Omnibus Package

Congress introduced an omnibus appropriations package that includes the proposed Cy­ber­security Inform­a­tion Shar­ing Act, FCW reported Wednesday. “The agreement in the omnibus maintains Senate language on use of a Department of Homeland Security portal to share information,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who co-authored CISA with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard …

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White House Supports Cybersecurity Info Sharing Bill

The Obama administration has endorsed the approval of a bill that would allow private companies to exchange cyber threat information with federal agencies, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes the White House praised Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their efforts to address many privacy concerns in amendments to the Cybersecurity …

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Senate Tackles Cyber Info Sharing Bill; Mitch McConnell Expects Vote on CISA Early Next Week

The Senate started to discuss the Cy­ber­threat In­form­a­tion Shar­ing Act Tuesday and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he expects to put the bipartisan bill to a vote early next week, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Shaun Waterman writes that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), CISA’s authors, told other lawmakers they considered the …

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Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein: Senate to Tackle Cyber Bill After Recess

The co-sponsors of the Cy­ber­threat In­form­a­tion Shar­ing Act have said the Senate is expected put the bipartisan bill to a vote following the next week’s recess, the National Journal reported Tuesday. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), CISA’s lead sponsors, made the announcement at a …

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Senate Faces Tight Schedule for Debate on 22 Cyber Bill Amendments

Some lawmakers are uncertain if the Senate could tackle 22 proposed amendments to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act following their month-long recess due to other legislative priorities, National Journal reported Thursday. Kaveh Waddell writes Senate’s upcoming consideration of fiscal 2016 appropriations and the Iranian nuclear deal leaves the upper chamber …

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