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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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House Panel OKs DHS Reauthorization Bill Via Legislative Markup

The House Homeland Security Committee cleared through a legislative markup Wednesday a bill that would reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security that was established in 2002, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The DHS Authorization Act seeks to increase the department’s efficiency through consolidation and elimination of “unnecessary programs and offices,” said …

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Former Govt Officials Push for DHS Cyber Reorganization

Some former government cybersecurity experts said at a House committee hearing held Wednesday they believe Congress should elevate the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to protect federal networks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul asked a panel of four cyber specialists during the panel meeting …

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Legislative Cyber Leaders to Join President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

Three House Republicans whose committee memberships include work in the area of cybersecurity will join president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the selection of the trio of congressional cyber leaders support Trump’s pledge to establish a Defense Department-led cyber protection review of U.S. infrastructure. Appointees include: …

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CBO: Natl Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Bill Would Not Affect Revenue, Direct Spending

The Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed House bill that calls for collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to support state and local cybersecurity efforts would not directly affect  government spending or revenues. CBO said Friday it estimates that the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness …

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