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Rep. Abigail Spanberger Announces Bipartisan Bill for 5G Network Security

Rep. Abigail Spanberger unveiled a bipartisan legislation to protect U.S. mobile infrastructure and telecommunications systems from potential threats. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act seeks to push the government to create a strategy for defending consumers' privacy and help companies as well as U.S. allies optimize 5G telecommunications system defenses, the office of Abigail Spanberger said Tuesday

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Sens. Rob Portman, Martin Heinrich Present National AI Strategy Bill

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced a new bill to strategize on the development of artificial intelligence technologies. The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act will support the development of a national AI strategy and allot $2.2 million of funds to grow an AI workforce across government, industry and academia, Portman's office said Tuesday. The bill would distribute the funds over five years for an effort intended to last for 10 years.

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Sens. Rob Portman, Martin Heinrich Present Bill to Emphasize DoD Digital Engineering

Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced a bill to grow the Department of Defense's workforce of digital engineers. The Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act would task the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness to implement a policy establishing digital engineering as a core military talent area, Portman's office said Thursday

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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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Sens. Lankford, Hassan Introduce Government Customer Service Assessment Bill

Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced a bill intending to better examine and deliver the way federal agencies provide customer service to U.S. citizens. The Federal Agency Customer Experience act would task agencies to conduct surveys and gather input on overall satisfaction, accomplishment of goals, customer treatment and timeliness regarding government customer service, Lankford's office said Wednesday.

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Lawmaker Introduces Law Creating Cybersecurity Committee

Rep. John Katko, R-NY, introduced a bipartisan law that will help boost U.S. cybersecurity readiness. The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019 will create an advisory team of cybersecurity professionals that will assist in the protection of enterprise systems from cyber attacks, Katko said Thursday.

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Reps. Michael McCaul, Eliot Engel Reintroduce Cyber Diplomacy Act

Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., reintroduced a bill aiming to boost the country's internet security while maintaining diplomacy and online freedom. The Cyber Diplomacy Act would appoint a special ambassador to lead cyber diplomacy initiatives with the Department of State, and establish cyber policy built on democratic principles, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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House Passes Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill After Reintroduction; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

The House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer and appoint a complementary support executive. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 aims to further secure the nation's digital infrastructure and streamline information technology reporting, the office of Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Tuesday

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Rep. Virginia Foxx Sponsors Bill Refining Federal Grant Reporting

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., introduced a legislation to modernize the process through which federal grant recipients report to the government. The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency or GREAT Act would enforce data standards for reported grant information, the congress said.

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