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Senate Panel OKs Government Reorganization Measure

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed on Wednesday a bill that would authorize the White House to implement a government reorganization plan, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) sponsored the Reforming Government Act of 2018 that would allow Congress to clear reorganization proposals through a simple majority of 51 votes to accelerate passage of such plans.

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Senate Homeland Security Committee OKs Two Bipartisan Bills on Cybersecurity

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved two bipartisan bills that aim to strengthen the U.S. cybersecurity posture. The committee passed the proposed DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to institute a task force to act as a cyber incident response team that would protect the virtual systems of public and private sector entities and critical infrastructure, the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said Wednesday.

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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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Senate Advances Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination for DHS Secretary Post

The Senate voted 59-33 Monday to support the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the next Department of Homeland Security secretary, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. The upper chamber’s vote came three weeks after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Nielsen’s nomination and nearly two months after President Donald …

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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Senate Committee OKs DHS Bug Bounty Program Bill

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire),  that would establish a bug bounty pilot program at the Department of Homeland Security. The Hack Department of Homeland Security Act would allow DHS to enlist the help …

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