Tag Archives: Maggie Hassan

Suzette Kent to Work With Lawmakers to Help Agencies Address IT Modernization Challenges

Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said her office plans to work with Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and other lawmakers in Congress to address information technology modernization-related challenges facing federal agencies, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Sen. Maggie Hassan Wants Info on Agencies’ IT Modernization Plans, Priorities

Sen. Maggie Hassan

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) has asked federal agencies about their efforts to modernize their legacy information technology systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. Hassan sent letters to the departments of Treasury, Defense and Homeland Security and seven other federal agencies to respond to six questions with regard to their IT modernization efforts by Aug. 3.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Grant CISA Supoena Authority for Critical Infrastructure; Sen Ron Johnson Quoted

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., have introduced a bill that would authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to summon internet service providers for information, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. The bill would grant CISA subpoena authority to gather information of an ISP's customers suspected to be using vulnerable infrastructure.

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Senators Call on DHS to Address Funding Gap Facing Two Cyber Threat Data Sharing Centers

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, have asked the Department of Homeland Security to address a possible funding shortfall facing the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

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Senate OKs Bipartisan DHS Cybersecurity Team Creation Bill; Maggie Hassan Quoted

The Senate has passed a bill that aims to boost cybersecurity at all levels of government and the commercial sector. The Department of Homeland Security Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act would order the establishment of permanent teams to prevent and address cyber threats, the office of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who introduced the bill, said Wednesday.

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Senate Bill Would Enact DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics, Mitigation Program

Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, unveiled a bill enacting a Department of Homeland Security program offering federal agencies a wide range of cybersecurity tools to continuously monitor government networks. The Advancing Cybersecurity Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation Act would expand the availability of CDM platforms at the federal, state and local levels as well as create data-based risk and incident reporting policies, Hassan's office said Tuesday

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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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Sens. Gary Peters, John Hoeven Introduce Cyber Workforce Rotation Bill

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., have reintroduced a bill that aims to boost the versatility of the federal government's cyber workforce. The Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would establish a program through which cybersecurity professionals would rotate across the federal government to address the needs of various agencies, the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said Thursday.

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Trump Signs Bills to Help DHS Fix Cyber Vulnerabilities

President Trump has signed two bipartisan bills into law establishing a bug bounty pilot program at the Department of Homeland Security and will require the agency to disclose all cyber vulnerabilities. The two bills introduced by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, aim to strengthen cybersecurity at DHS, Hassan’s office said Friday

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