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House Panel OKs DHS Cyber Function Reorg Bill

The House Homeland Security Committee has approved a bill to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions and component responsibilities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the bill would have DHS turn its National Protection and Programs Directorate into an operational agency under the name of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, which would be led by …

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Suzanne Spaulding: DHS NPPD Directorate to Adopt ‘Cyber & Infrastructure Protection’ Name in Awareness Push

The Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protections and Programs Directorate will adopt the new name of “Cyber and Infrastructure Protection” in a push to expand about its identity to its workforce and other interested stakeholders, Federal Times reported Friday. Aaron Boyd writes the organization composed of 18,000 federal employees and contractors will work to …

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Phyllis Schneck: DHS Working on Trust, Standards to Strengthen Cyber Info-Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security is setting up an organizational structure that would encourage the private sector to exchange cyber threat information with the government amid the White House’s proposal for liability protection, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes that Suzanne Spaulding and Phyllis Schneck of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS told the House …

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DHS’ Suzanne Spaulding: New Cyber Intell Center to Serve Multiple Functions

The Department of Homeland Security expects the government’s planned cyber threat intelligence center to serve several functions beyond just cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. DHS envisions the center as a hub that will combine cyber intelligence with traditional sources and declassify the data to share information with non-intelligence community users, Jared Serbu …

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DHS Cyber Strategy Faces Legal, Money Hurdles; Suzanne Spaulding Comments

Funding and legal constraints are preventing the Department of Homeland Security from implementing a continuous monitoring initiative to secure government networks, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Suzanne Spaulding, acting undersecretary for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday …

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Report: Bruce McConnell to Leave DHS Next Month

Bruce McConnell plans to step down on August 10 as acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity of the Department of Homeland Security, GovInfoSecurity.com reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes McConnell managed vital programs and presidential directives to enhance countermeasures against cyber threats since Mark Weatherford left the position in April. Allan Friedman, …

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