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Congress again wants the State Department to pay more attention to the internet
The Cyber Diplomacy Act proposes the State Department position report directly to the secretary of State or deputy secretary of State, an elevation from a prior version of that proposed the new position be designated “assistant secretary.”
McCaul: U.S. should go on the cyber offensive if Russia hacks midterms
The Texas Republican is the latest lawmaker to specify that the U.S. should have a forceful response on the table.
House panel rejects call for cyberthreat report on ZTE amid possible Trump deal
On the heels of a reported U.S. deal with embattled Chinese telecom company ZTE, American lawmakers rejected a measure that would have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide more information on any cybersecurity risks posed by the company.
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.
DHS unveils long-stalled cyber strategy
The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity strategy proactively tackles the agency’s mandate to protect critical infrastructure from hacking.
DHS cyber incident response teams closer to becoming permanently codified
The House approved a bill Monday that would make DHS's cyber incident response teams a permanent fixture within the agency.