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Small Business Cyber Support Bill Clears House

The House has voted unanimously to pass a bill that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to offer guidance for small businesses to identify and address cybersecurity risks. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act would direct the agency’s director to consult with other federal agency leaders to disseminate guidelines, methods, tools …

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House Approves Email Privacy Bill in Unanimous Vote

The House on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would require the U.S. government to obtain a warrant to search email messages and other electronic files stored in the cloud, Broadcasting & Cable reported Tuesday. John Eggerton writes the Email Privacy Act would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and would authorize law enforcement agencies to access …

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House Approves $576B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

House members voted 282-138 Thursday to pass a $575.7 billion military spending bill that would provide the Defense Department with a $517.1 billion base budget and another $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift about …

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House Clears Budget Deal in 266-167 Vote

The House approved a budget deal by a 266-167 bipartisan vote Wednesday to raise spending levels for the next two years and extend the government’s borrowing authority until March 2017, USA Today reported Wednesday. Deidre Shesgreen writes the agreement calls for an additional $80 billion in domestic and military program funds spread …

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$612B Defense Policy Bill Clears House

The House voted 270-156 Thursday to pass a bill that authorizes $612 billion in Defense Department spending for this fiscal year, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Kristina Wong and Rebecca Kheel write the passage came after a bipartisan conference committee reconciled the House and Senate versions of the 2016 National …

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House of Representatives Seeks New CIO

The House’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer is working with executive-search firm Korn/Ferry International to find a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions. A June 19 classfied ad says the House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, …

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House Clears Second Cyber Info Sharing Bill in a Week

The House voted 355-63 Thursday to pass a bill to encourage government and industry data sharing on cyber threats and protect companies from disclosure liability, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the House passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act a day after the chamber approved the Protecting …

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House OKs Bill to Authorize Digital Threat Data Sharing

The House of Representatives passed a cybersecurity bill by a 307-116 vote Wednesday to limit liability for companies that report threat information to the U.S. government, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Jennifer Steinhauer writes the Protecting Cyber Networks Act specifies that businesses and federal agencies must remove any personal …

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