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Christopher Krebs Nominated to Lead DHS’ Natl Protection & Programs Directorate

Christopher Krebs, acting undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to lead NPPD on a full-time basis. He concurrently serves as assistant secretary in the Office of Infrastructure Protection and leads NPPD’s efforts to prevent complex mass attacks, secure …

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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 Bill Would Require DoD to Notify Congress of ‘Sensitive’ Military Cyber Operations

The House Armed Services Committee has introduced a bipartisan bill that would mandate Defense Department officials to inform Congress about the U.S. military’s sensitive cyber operations or weapons within 48 hours of implementation, Nextgov reported Thursday. The scope of the proposed bill covers all defensive and offensive cyber operations that would occur …

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House Approves US-Israel Cyber Collaboration Bill; Rep. John Ratcliffe Comments

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to increase cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on cybersecurity initiatives. Reps. John Ratcliffe and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act in a push to establish a cybersecurity grant program for joint research-and-development ventures between U.S. and Israeli organizations, …

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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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Rep. Jim Langevin Backs FDA Strategy to Secure Medical Devices

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) has voiced support for the Food and Drug Administration‘s draft guidance for manufacturers to protect medical technology products against cybersecurity threats. Langevin, co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, said Thursday he believes the guidance FDA issued in January can serve as a tool for the safe implementation of networked medical devices. “It is critical that medical device manufacturers …

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Terry Halvorsen: Legislation Needed to Bolster DoD’s IT Workforce

Terry Halvorsen, the Defense Department‘s chief information officer, has called for legislative action to help DoD attract and retain information technology professionals, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Scott Maucione writes Halvorsen told the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capacities subcommittee Tuesday he believes compensation package that companies offer to entice talented candidates somehow affects …

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