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Senators Ask FBI, CISA to Provide Details Over SolarWinds Orion Compromise

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A group of six senators has called on leaders of the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to respond to several questions with regard to a cyber vulnerability involving SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management products. The letter came days after CISA issued an emergency directive directing all agencies to immediately disconnect SolarWinds Orion products versions 2019.4 to 2020.2.1 HF1. 

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Bipartisan Senator Group Asks CISA, USCYBERCOM to Boost Hospital Cybersecurity

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Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga.; Edward Markey, D-Mass.; Mark Warner, D-Va.; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have addressed the country's cyber officials on hospitals' protection against cyber attacks. The senators asked U.S. Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to better protect hospitals against cyber attacks, Warner's office said Tuesday.

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Sens. Marco Rubio, Richard Blumenthal Want NASA Artemis to Expand Industrial Collaboration

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wrote a letter to Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, to promote industrial collaboration as the space agency plans to revive manned exploration. Rubio and Blumenthal want NASA's Artemis exploration program to demonstrate safety measures, produce information on lunar resources and develop technologies for future explorations, with the U.S. space industry, the senators said in a letter posted Tuesday.

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Two Bipartisan Bills Aim to Bolster US Election Security, Address Cybercrime

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have introduced a pair of cybersecurity bills in a move to increase the government’s ability to thwart cyber threats from hostile nations and secure U.S. election systems. Graham’s office said Tuesday the International Cybercrime Prevention Act that would equip federal prosecutors …

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Jon Tester to Serve as Senate Veterans Affairs Ranking Member

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) will serve as a ranking member on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee next year and succeed Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes Tester, a ranking member on the Senate Appropriations’ veterans affairs subcommittee, will be positioned as a top Democrat candidate that can …

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