Tag Archives: Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

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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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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Elaine Duke: Budget Uncertainty Disrupts DHS Programs

Elaine Duke, deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has told lawmakers that the lack of a long-term budget limits DHS’ capacity to carry out major programs and lessens manpower needed to address priorities, the Homeland Preparedness News reported Wednesday. Duke said at a Senate hearing on DHS reauthorization that continuing …

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney: OMB Needs Program Assessment Rating Tool to Help Identify Govt Waste

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, has said he believes reinstating the Program Assessment Rating Tool would help OMB identify and reduce government waste and abuse, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “Ending the PART program denied us that management tool,” Mulvaney told lawmakers …

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Former SEC Senior Counsel Michael Missal Confirmed as Veterans Affairs IG

The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Counsel Michael Missal as the new inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Jordain Carney writes the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee first approved Missal for the IG post in January to replace Richard Griffin, who held the …

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New Bill Pushes Agencies to Practice More Strategic Sourcing

Senators on the chamber’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently revealed a proposal for reform of the federal government’s acquisition process. Sponsored by Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the Acquisitions Reform Bill requires better use of federal strategic vehicles. This would allow …

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