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Shutdown erodes feds' ability to set cyber strategies, say lawmaker and ex-DHS officials
The shutdown has stalled some of DHS’s more anticipatory work, like vulnerability assessments of critical systems and election-security initiatives.
Rep. Langevin: We need a DHS briefing to understand extent of DNS hijacking threat
“We need to understand the scope of this action and how many agencies were actually affected,” Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., told CyberScoop.
DHS supply chain and CDM bills pass the House
One bill would give DHS authority to block IT vendors deemed to pose a national security threat from contracting with it. The other would codify the agency's CDM program into law.
Private sector isn’t sharing data with DHS’s threat portal
There is a growing consensus in Congress and in the private sector that federal information-sharing efforts are falling way short of expectations and needs.
House defense bill would usher in cybersecurity changes at DOD
The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill with several cybersecurity measures aimed at better securing Pentagon networks. The bill seeks closer collaboration between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security in defending against hackers, asks for quick notification of data breaches of military personnel, and continues to crack down on foreign-made telecom products that are deemed security threats.
Lawmakers introduce bill to save top White House cyber job after Bolton eliminated it
House Democrats on Tuesday introduced legislation to codify a top cybersecurity position at the White House following National Security Adviser John Bolton’s decision to eliminate the role.