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Trump OKs Measure to Establish New DHS Cyber Agency

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that would form a new cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act will create a new DHS agency to “lead the federal government’s civilian response to these cyber threats against our nation,” Trump said in a statement published Friday.

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Congress OKs Bill to Create New Cyber Agency at DHS

A bill that would establish a cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature after Congress passed the measure. The House on Tuesday unanimously approved the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act a month after the Senate passed the legislation, DHS said Tuesday.

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DHS Forms Task Force to Address ICT Supply Chain Risks

The Department of Homeland Security has established a task force in charge of addressing issues in the global information and communications technology supply chain.

The department said Tuesday the ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force consists of information technology and communications representatives from the public and private sector who will develop practices for resolving supply chain concerns in the long run.

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Christopher Krebs: NPPD Seeks to Understand Industry Functions, Services in Critical Infrastructure

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has said the NPPD aims to delve into the roles of various private industries in critical infrastructure, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

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Senate Approves Bill Renaming DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate

The Senate has passed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, which renames the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the NPPD, approved the bill’s passage, saying that the new name “clarifies and clearly signifies our mission” and will “help significantly in terms of recruiting.”

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DHS, DOE Launch Collaborative Effort to Secure Pipelines, Critical Infrastructure From Cyber Threats

The departments of Homeland Security and Energy have announced in a meeting with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council the launch of a program that aims to protect pipelines and other critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

Chrisopher Krebs, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, said Wednesday that the collaborative effort between NPPD, the Transportation Security Administration and DOE will provide a better understanding of the threat landscape and plan more targeted and prioritized risk management activities.

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DHS Launches Security Initiative for US Telecommunications Infrastructure

Chris Krebs, undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced that the department is working on strengthening the telecommunications infrastructure of the U.S., FCW reported Wednesday. At a National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee meeting, Krebs said the DHS is seeking security systems to …

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Report: DHS Appoints Bob Kolasky to Head National Risk Management Center

Bob Kolasky, acting assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has been named director of the National Risk Management Center, MeriTalk reported Monday. NPPD Undersecretary Chris Krebs said Kolasky will form a planning team and start his transition to new responsibilities …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Issues Federal ‘High Value’ Asset Security Directive

The Department of Homeland Security has released a binding operational directive to increase coordinated efforts to protect federal information systems against cyber threats. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday the department will implement an integrated approach meant to address weaknesses across the government’s …

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