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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Issues Progress Report on Implementation of 2020 Recommendations

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The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) outlined 82 policy recommendations in March 2020 to transform how the federal government responds to cyber threats and of those recommendations, 22 percent have been fully implemented. The commission said in a 56-page report that 44 percent of its recommendations are on track and 13.4 percent are nearing implementation.

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Chris Inglis Backs Creation of Cyber Statistics Bureau Within DHS

Chris Inglis

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis has expressed support for a plan to establish a bureau of cyber statistics that would collect and analyze data related to cyberthreats and cyber incidents. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) initially proposed the idea of establishing the bureau. King is co-chair of the CSC and Sasse serves as a commissioner. 

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Sen. Angus King, Tom Fanning Call for Government-Industry Collaboration to Protect Critical Infrastructure

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Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company, said the federal government and industry must collaborate to safeguard critical infrastructure from ransomware attacks and other cyber threats. “SICI legislation would work hand-in-hand with America's critical infrastructure providers to establish mutual accountability and collaboration in a way not previously possible,” they noted.

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Mark Montgomery: Cyber Intell Sharing Requirements for Defense Suppliers May ‘Kick Into Effect’

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery, executive director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), said he believes the Department of Defense (DOD) is likely to act on the commission’s recommendations to make cyber threat hunting and intelligence sharing capabilities compulsory for the defense industrial base in compliance with a provision in the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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President Biden to Nominate Chris Inglis for National Cyber Director Post

Chris Inglis

President Biden has announced plans to nominate Chris Inglis, former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), to serve as its national cyber director. He is a retired Air National Guard brigadier general and sits on the boards of several private and public companies. He spent nearly three decades at the NSA and also served in the U.S. Air Force. 

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House Panel Unveils Task Force on Assessing Critical Supply Chains

Supply Chain

The House Armed Services Committee has formed a task force that will work with the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify critical supplies and address potential vulnerabilities in the supply chain. The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force falls under the leadership of Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc., and Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and will run for three months.

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Rep. Mike Gallagher, In-Q-Tel’s Sarah Sewall on Need for US-Allied Minerals Production Efforts

Supply Chain

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., has said the U.S. must work to foster partnerships with “Five Eyes” allies to mitigate reliance on China for critical mineral components. Sarah Sewall, executive vice president of In-Q-Tel, noted that the CSC made good recommendations in its white paper on securing the U.S. supply chain’s mineral resources.

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Chris Inglis: Digital Literacy Among Personnel Who Interact With Cyber Space Critical

Chris Inglis

Chris Inglis, a commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), said ensuring digital literacy and critical thinking skills among employees with cyber space interaction is vital. Inglis also cited the need to streamline the transfer of employees between the federal government and private sector. 

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Rep. Jim Langevin: Countries Should Quickly Attribute Cyber Incidents

Jim Langevin

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., said the international community should speed up attribution of cyber attacks by other countries to implement cyber norms. He believes that countries should leverage human and signals intelligence and other cyber resources and be more willing to publicly attribute cyber incidents. Langevin wants to focus more on cyber threats facing the country.

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House Lawmakers Propose $28B State and Local IT Modernization and Cybersecurity Act; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

Cybersecurity Act

Several House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allocate $28 billion in federal funds to modernize and improve the security of information technology systems of state and local government agencies in response to a recommendation by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission in a recent white paper.

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