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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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CBO: Implementation of New DHS NPPD Name Would Not Affect Gov’t Budget

The Congressional Budget Office has said the enactment of a bill to rename the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency would not have what analysts called a “significant effect” on federal budget. CBO said in a cost estimate report published Wednesday the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure …

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House Panel OKs DHS Cyber Function Reorg Bill

The House Homeland Security Committee has approved a bill to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions and component responsibilities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the bill would have DHS turn its National Protection and Programs Directorate into an operational agency under the name of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, which would be led by …

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Phyllis Schneck: ‘Einstein’ Program Helps DHS Gain Cyber Situational Awareness

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security for cybersecurity and communications, has said DHS is ready to help secure federal networks with the National Cybersecurity Protection System, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes Schneck told an Intel Security-sponsored forum that the department uses the system, nicknamed Einstein, to gain situational awareness …

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Lawfare Blog: NPPD Reorganization Plan Seeks Focus on National Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Security

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed to restructure its National Protection and Programs Directorate into a new organization that will focus on addressing threats to U.S. cyber and physical systems, according to a Lawfare blog article published March 21. Paul Rosenzweig, founder of Red Branch Consulting, reports the department has offered Congress a plan to realign NPPD functions …

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