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Lawmakers Modify NIST’s Cyber Auditing Authority Under Proposed Bill

House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The updated legislation would require NIST to support the security audits of agency inspectors general instead of running such audits themselves, the report said. …

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House Approves DHS Database Consolidation Bill

The House has passed a bill that would consolidate databases and systems of the Department of Homeland Security‘s 22 component agencies in a move to simplify information sharing across DHS, FCW reported Tuesday. The DHS Data Framework Act seeks to streamline the process for exchange and analysis of intelligence on national …

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Congress OKs $15B Emergency Funding Package, 3-Month Debt Limit Extension

Congress has passed a spending bill that would provide $15.25 billion in emergency funds to aid communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The emergency assistance package contains $7.4 billion each for the Federal Emergency Management‘s Disaster Relief Fund and the Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Community Development Block Grants program as well as …

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Proposed Bill Would Require DHS to Deploy ‘Smart’ Border Security Tech Platforms

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would direct the Department of Homeland Security to field “smart” border security technologies along the southern U.S. border. A press release posted Thursday on Rep. Will Hurd’s (R-Texas) website stated that the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act would also …

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House Lawmakers Form Election Cybersecurity Task Force

Six House Democratic lawmakers have formed a task force with the goal to identify ways to strengthen the security of the U.S. election system, Federal Times reported Thursday. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) and Robert Brady (D-Pennsylvania) will co-chair the the Congressional Task Force on Election Security. Members of the task force are Reps. …

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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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PSC Urges Senate Committee to Approve Modernizing Government Technology Act

The Professional Services Council has urged leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to mark up a bipartisan bill that would establish a source of funds for federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts. PSC said Wednesday it wrote a letter to committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Ranking Member Claire …

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