Tag Archives: Bennie Thompson

House Lawmakers Form Election Cybersecurity Task Force

Six House Democratic lawmakers have formed a task force with the goal to identify ways to strengthen the security of the U.S. election system, Federal Times reported Thursday. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) and Robert Brady (D-Pennsylvania) will co-chair the the Congressional Task Force on Election Security. Members of the task force are Reps. …

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Report: House Subcommittee OKs Cybersecurity Defense Bill, Includes Private-Public Sharing Provision

The House homeland security subcommittee has moved to pass legislation to bolster the country’s cybersecurity posture against threats on critical infrastructure, Homeland Security Today reported Wednesday. Anthony Kimery writes the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013, filed by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and …

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Bennie Thompson: Congress Should Restart Chemical Plant Security Program

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) has called on lawmakers to approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security‘s program that oversees security at chemical plants across the country, Global Security Newswire reported Friday. Douglas Guarino writes DHS halted work under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards initiative due to the government shutdown. Thompson …

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