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Rep. Michael McCaul: Trump Administration Backs DHS Cyber Reorganization Proposal

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has said the Trump administration is “fully supportive” of a proposed bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Wednesday.

McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said at an event hosted by Defense Daily that he expects the bill to be introduced in the House within a week then advance to the Senate.

The bill was approved by the committee in June 2016 but did not reach the House floor for a vote.

The proposed legislation seeks to replace DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate with a new cyber-focused agency.

McCaul’s committee sent the draft bill to DHS in March to gain feedback from the new administration, the report stated.

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