Tag Archives: Gary Peters

Sens. John Thune, Gary Peters Propose AI Scholarship-for-Service Act

Artificial Intelligence

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., have introduced a bill to help the federal government attract professionals with skills in artificial intelligence and related fields by offering scholarships. The proposed AI Scholarship-for-Service Act would offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students provided that they would serve in the public sector after graduation for a period equal to the length of the scholarship's term.

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Bipartisan Senators Reintroduce Legislation on Federal Cyber Workforce Development; Sen. Jacky Rosen Quoted

Cyber Workforce

Three bipartisan senators have reintroduced a bill to retain and develop the skills of federal cybersecurity professionals. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., John Hoeven, R-N.D. and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., reintroduced the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act to improve the recruitment and retention of cyber employees across the federal government, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday.

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Senate Lawmakers Ask CISA, OMB to Submit Docs Amid Probe Into Recent Cyber Hacks

Ransomware Attack

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio., ranking member of the Senate panel, have asked the federal government to provide information on its response to cyberattacks involving SolarWinds Orion and Microsoft Exchange. Portman and Peters asked DeRusha to provide information on the government’s current federal cybersecurity strategy

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Alejandro Mayorkas Discusses DHS Workforce Initiatives, Cyber Posture

Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recently discussed how he plans to support the department’s workforce. Mayorkas noted that he will work to provide DHS employees with essential tools to support success across the department. Mayorkas noted that he plans to improve the department’s cyber posture. 

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Year-End Spending Bill Includes Local Gov’t Cybersecurity Language

TIC 3.0 Use Case Guide

The $1.4 trillion spending package approved by President Trump contains a provision that mandates the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) to help local agencies create online portals and email accounts with the .gov domain. The provision directs the DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to develop an outreach strategy and make resources available to assist local governments in the .gov transition process.

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Sens. Gary Peters, Rob Portman Introduce Bill on CISA-Led Cyber Incident Data Sharing

Data Sharing

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have introduced legislation to add provisions to the Federal Information Security Management Act that would help ensure transparency in agencies’ sharing of information on data breaches. The bill comes in response to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) report stating that agencies must urgently address threats to federal systems.

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Sens. Rob Portman, Gary Peters Propose Bill to Guide Gov’t Cybersecurity Allotments

Cybersecurity

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., have presented a bill to improve the U.S. government's cybersecurity investments. “This bipartisan legislation will help give federal agencies the information they need to make informed decisions about their cybersecurity budgets,” Portman said. The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Portman, assessed agencies to produce the report.

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Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Telecom Companies from Untrusted Suppliers; Sen. Ron Johnson Quoted

Federal Government

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., have unveiled bipartisan legislation that seeks to protect telecommunications networks from cyberattacks brought by foreign suppliers. The Ensuring Network Security Act would enable telecommunications providers to apply for federal funding to remove and replace equipment from prohibited sources. 

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Sen. Gary Peters Introduces Two Bills to Boost U.S. Cybersecurity

Gary Peters

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has presented two bills to bolster U.S. cybersecurity through economic planning, technical support and state-level response. The Continuity of Economy Act of 2020 would task the president to work with certain federal agencies on the formation of a strategy to guide economic protection during a serious cyber attack, Peters' office said Friday.

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