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Rep. Bennie Thompson: New Cyber Bill In Line With Critical Infrastructure Exec Order

Bennie ThompsonThe House Homeland Security Committee has passed a bill seeking to safeguard critical infrastructure and implement new information-sharing systems, FCW reported Wednesday.

Amber Corrin writes the bill also wants to require evaluations of the cyber workforce, ban the formation of new authorities within agencies and extend the mandate of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), committee ranking member, said the legislation is intended to support a presidential executive order on critical infrastructure security, FCW reports.

Thompson added that an upcoming cybersecurity framework from the National Institute of Standards and Technology could change how agencies make decisions on security networks, according to the report.

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