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House Hearing Focuses Discussion on Internet Architecture Security

Lawmakers and government officials discussed the security of internet infrastructure during a House committee hearing held Tuesday, FCW reported Wednesday. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) of the House Armed Services Committee said no single entity oversees the internet infrastructure despite the efforts of some federal agencies to define cybersecurity roles.

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US Representatives Launch Academic Research Security Bill; Jim Langevin Quoted

Representatives Jim Langevin, Frank Lucas, Anthony Gonzalez, Elise Stefanik and Mikie Sherrill unveiled a bipartisan legislation that seeks to protect academic research from foreign espionage. The Securing American Science and Technology Act of 2019 will require the director of the Office of Science and Technology and Policy to create an interagency committee to assess security functions for funded research efforts and build a protocol to respond to security concerns, the office of Jim Langevin said Thursday.

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Sen. Angus King Announces New Commission to Advance Cyber Strategy

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) launched a new commission that would implement a strategy for cyber space by pursuing three strategic options: deterrence, international agreement and persistent engagement, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “One of the motivations of this is that, right now, the cyber responsibility is scattered throughout the federal government,” King said of the new 14-member commission.

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New Commission Established to Recommend on National Cyber Policy, Strategy

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., will co-chair a commission intended to assess and address the cyber threats facing the country. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission consists of 14 members working to build cyber policy on recommendations, hearings, intelligence and homeland security discussions, King's office said Thursday. The group's establishment stems from the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Congressmen Introduce Bill to Spread Cybersecurity Education

Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., introduced a new bill addressing the funding needs for the development of cybersecurity education programs. The Cybersecurity Education Integration Act would create a $10M grant program for organizations to implement cybersecurity throughout curricula, Langevin said Tuesday. The bill would also direct the secretary of education to seek input from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in forming the grant program.

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Rep. Jim Langevin, Former Congressman Patrick Murphy Named to Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and former congressman Patrick Murphy, D.-Fla., have been inducted into the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The new commission will work to build a response strategy to address growing threats in cyberspace, the office of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Tuesday.

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Senators Urge White House to Preserve Cyber Coordinator Function

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and 18 other senators have urged John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, to retain the cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House. The lawmakers told Bolton in a letter published Wednesday they believe eliminating the role would prevent the government from presenting a unified effort against …

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Bill Would Establish National Standard for Cyber Breach Notification

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) has reintroduced a bill that would standardize industry efforts to notify victims of cyber attacks. A press release posted Monday on Langevin’s website said the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would give companies 30 days to notify affected individuals following the discovery of a breach of sensitive …

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