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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission May Complete Defense Report by March

A legislative commission has drafted a strategic report on the federal government's cyber defense, and is nearing the document's finalization, The Hill reported Wednesday. Lawmakers and industry executives make up the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which according to officials, could finalize the strategy by March.

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Sens. Jim Risch, Angus King Write to Address Huawei Energy Security Issue

Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Angus King, I-Maine, have issued a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Chinese firm Huawei Technologies' threat to the U.S. energy infrastructure. The letter, addressed to FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, sought the commission's help to secure the U.S. national critical infrastructure against Huawei-headed activities, Risch's office said Friday.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Working on Organizational Structure, Allocations

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is working to establish an organizational structure and determine resource allocations to support the newly created unit’s three main cyber defense strategies, FCW reported Monday. The 14-member interagency commission was established under the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act and seeks to create working teams to handle offensive strategy, deterrence-focused defensive strategy and international threat regulation efforts.

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Sen. Angus King Announces New Commission to Advance Cyber Strategy

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) launched a new commission that would implement a strategy for cyber space by pursuing three strategic options: deterrence, international agreement and persistent engagement, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “One of the motivations of this is that, right now, the cyber responsibility is scattered throughout the federal government,” King said of the new 14-member commission.

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New Commission Established to Recommend on National Cyber Policy, Strategy

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., will co-chair a commission intended to assess and address the cyber threats facing the country. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission consists of 14 members working to build cyber policy on recommendations, hearings, intelligence and homeland security discussions, King's office said Thursday. The group's establishment stems from the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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Senate OKs Bill Exploring Analog, Non-Digital Systems to Protect US Power Grid

Senate approved a bill that would require the Energy Department to launch a program aiming to use analog, non-digital and physical systems to protect U.S. electric power grids from cyber attacks, Nextgov recently reported. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act would provide $10M for a two-year pilot program led by Energy’s national laboratories and backed by the agency’s industry partners.

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