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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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