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House Approves 3 Bills for National Security, Infrastructure Protection

CapitolDomeHouse members have passed three bills that seek to bolster national initiatives to protect vital U.S. infrastructure against security threats, Homeland Today reported Monday.

Anthony Kimery writes the Strengthening Domestic Nuclear Security Act would provide the Department of Homeland Security‘s domestic nuclear office with tools for detecting radiological or nuclear weapons.

The legislation also aims to increase collaboration between DNDO and other government agencies.

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Act would require the DHS to develop plans to safeguard and recover power systems in the event of an electromagnetic pulse attack, according to HS Today.

House lawmakers also approved the National Laboratories Mean National Security Act to authorize granting of State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative funds for collaborative work with an Energy Department-run national laboratory.

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