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DOJ Issues Drone Usage Policy Guidance for US Law Enforcement

The Justice Department has released a set of policy guidelines on the use of unmanned aircraft systems to support U.S. law enforcement and national security activities in the federal, state and local levels. DOJ released the guidance Friday and said it supports similar initiatives of the Federal Aviation Administration and the “Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, …

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Report: House Plans Floor Consideration for Cyber Bill After Spring Recess

The House will deliberate on a proposed cybersecurity legislation the week of April 21 to address liability protections for the private sector to facilitate cyber information sharing with the government, the National Journal reported Thursday. Dustin Volz writes that a memo from Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated the schedule as lawmakers work to prioritize …

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Phyllis Schneck: Tech Industry’s Trust Key to Nat’l Cyber Efforts

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said that she will prioritize work to build trust with the technology industry to move U.S. cybersecurity efforts forward, USA Today reported Thursday. Erin Kelly writes that many companies have been wary of information exchanges with the government and feat potential …

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Ron Johnson: Congress Must Balance Cyber Info-Sharing, Data Breach Notification Issues

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he believes that Congress can help strengthen U.S. cybersecurity efforts if it pushes for public-private information sharing with liability protections and notification procedures for data breach incidents. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on The Hill …

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NTIA Opens Public Comment on Drone Privacy, Transparency Issues

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public feedback on the potential accountability, transparency and privacy implications of a program that would allow drones to fly in national airspace. NTIA said Thursday in a Federal Register notice that it seeks input from industry, academia and civil society to address concerns …

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NIST’s Trusted Cyber Identities Strategy Offers Funding for 2015 ID Mgmt Pilots

The National Program Office of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace has launched the fourth round of funding available for pilot programs on identity management technologies for online transactions. Jeremy Grant writes Thursday on the NSTIC blog that the strategy will fund private-sector companies to develop online authentication technologies that …

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Senate Homeland Security Panel Consults With Experts on Future Cyber Info-Sharing Bill

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is working with representatives from industry and civil liberties groups to develop potential legislation on cyber information sharing, USA Today reported Wednesday. Erin Kelly writes that the move begins congressional efforts to craft and pass a bill that will give incentive to the private sector for collaborating …

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Michael Daniel: White House Cyber Plans Focus on Laws, Partnerships, Workforce

President Barack Obama is pushing forward the administration’s cybersecurity agenda ahead of his State of the Nation address with proposals of cyber-related policies, new partnerships with the private sector and hires of cybersecurity workers. Michael Daniel, a special assistant to the president and the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, wrote in a piece published Wednesday on the …

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