Tag Archives: Mike Gallagher

House Lawmakers Propose $28B State and Local IT Modernization and Cybersecurity Act; Rep. Jim Langevin Quoted

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Several House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allocate $28 billion in federal funds to modernize and improve the security of information technology systems of state and local government agencies in response to a recommendation by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission in a recent white paper.

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Rep. Mike Gallagher: DoD Should Have Greater Visibility of Contractors’ Networks

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Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) said the Department of Defense (DoD) should carry out threat hunting on defense contractors' private networks as part of efforts to build up national cybersecurity. Gallagher cited the need for DoD to have greater visibility of defense companies’ networks.

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House Members Present Bill to Create New Cyber Adviser in White House

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Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.; Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient; Mike Gallagher, R-Wis.; Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; John Katko, R-N.Y.; and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. have jointly introduced a bill that aims to establish a new cybersecurity executive role in the White House.

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Bipartisan Bill to Identify, Mitigate 5G Infrastructure Gaps; Mike Gallagher Quoted

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Reps. Mike Gallagher (D-Wash.) and Rick Larsen (R-Wis.) have unveiled bipartisan legislation to augment the Department of Defense's (DoD) 5G infrastructure network and systems. The "DoD 5G Act" will push the department's secretary to identify and reduce gaps within the U.S. military's telecommunications systems, the office of Rick Larsen said Thursday.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Offers New Recommendations in White Paper

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The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released a white paper that offers cybersecurity lessons from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and four new recommendations that are classified into two sections. The first section suggests the passage of an Internet of Things Security Law and an increase in support to nonprofit organizations that assist law enforcement efforts to counter cyber crime and support victims as two new recommendations to advance the digitization of critical services and support the work-from-home economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Eyes Inclusion of National Cyber Director in NDAA

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he plans to require the creation of a Senate-confirmed director role for national cybersecurity and wants the proposal to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Bipartisan Congress Group Drafts Letter for Network Security Funds

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Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Mike Gallagher, R-Wis.; Jim Langevin, D-R.I.; and Cedric Richmond, D-La., intend to urge other lawmakers for network security support and boosted COVID-19 response across states, The Hill reported Friday. The representatives plan to issue a letter that will address other legislators and request for support to fund state network security amid the pandemic.

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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

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A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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Commission to Issue Cyber Policy Recommendations; Rep. Mike Gallagher Quoted

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The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is set to release on March 11 a report outlining 75 policy recommendations to transform how the federal government responds to cyber issues, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chair of the commission, said the panel wants to provide the U.S. president the power to declare a “cyber state of distress” to provide agencies access to a “cyber response and recovery fund.”

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