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House OKs Bills for DHS and First Responders

The House Homeland Security Committee passed four bills to support research efforts for first responder systems and update the Department of Homeland Security's cyber functions, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act seeks to push the agency to establish an approach for worldwide deployment and protect its personnel from potential foreign threats.

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Former Inspector General John Roth Talks DHS Leadership Vacancies at House Panel Hearing

John Roth, former inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, said current vacancies in the upper echelon of DHS affect the department’s ability to move forward, CNN reported Wednesday. "This lack of settled leadership contributes to the significant morale problems that are endemic to DHS components," Roth said Wednesday in his written testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Rep. Michael McCaul, FBI’s Christopher Piehota Accept Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Service Awards

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Christopher Piehota of the FBI have received service awards from the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council. HSDBC presented the 2018 Distinguished Service Award to McCaul and the Exceptional Service in Support for Government-Industry Engagement Award to Piehota at its annual dinner held on Dec. 13, the council said Friday.

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House Bills Would Require DHS to Restructure Cyber Operations, Report Vulnerability Disclosure Process

The House Homeland Security Committee has passed two bills that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity operations and require DHS to report how the government discloses cyber vulnerabilities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act would rename the cyber operations division within DHS’ National Protection and Programs …

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