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House OKs Bill to Revamp DHS Cyber Mission

House lawmakers have approved through a voice vote a bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would elevate DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a standalone agency from its current status as a component within department headquarters. NPPD would be …

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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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House Panel to Review Cyber Threat-Sharing Bill; Rep. Michael McCaul Comments

The House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled Wednesday to markup a new cybersecurity bill that calls for voluntary government-industry data exchange and disclosure liability protection to companies. HHSC said Monday the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act aims to encourage agencies and enterprises to share threat indicators without impinging on U.S. …

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Lawmakers Introduce DHS Transparency Bills; Michael McCaul Comments

Members of the House committee on homeland security have introduced new measures they believe can help detect fraud and increase transparency at the Department of Homeland Security. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the panel, said Friday each of the bills aims to help DHS meet its national security missions. Rep. Buddy …

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