Cyberspace Solarium Commission executive director Mark Montgomery and Erica Borghard, a task force leader with the commission, expect the federal government to require the...
Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH), chair and ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, have introduced the Cyber Response and Recovery Act. The bill would provide additional resources and better coordination for serious cyber-attacks or breaches. It would allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to declare a Significant Cyber […]
In an interview with Federal Drive, Representative John Katko (R-NY) discusses next steps on the federal response to cybersecurity threats, now that the Biden administration has mostly filled its top cybersecurity positions. Source: Federal News Network: Cybersecurity is One of Those Rare Issues in Congress with Bipartisan Agreement
The Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Surveillance Act, just introduced in the Senate by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), would make it illegal for companies to export the data of U.S. residents to certain countries where that data could pose a national security risk. It would be the first law to prohibit the sale of individuals’ […]
Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) have reintroduced the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, to develop and retain...
At a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, leaders of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and ODNI testified about what they are doing to address the fallout from the SolarWinds attack. Several senators said that the incident points to a need for a federal law requiring prompt breach notification. Another such bill is expected […]
The Department of Energy will implement new cybersecurity programs to enhance energy sector resilience. DOE’s announcement coincides with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s support for the DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. Expect to see resilience to cyber attacks in future government procurement activities. Source: Husch Blackwell: White House and […]
Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY), chair of the House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity panel, is reintroducing the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, a bill to create a robust annual grant program supporting state and local governments. Clarke says the new version will increase its funding from $400 million to $500 million in grants. The bill […]
The Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act – introduced by Representatives Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Mike Bost (R-IL) – would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to study how to educate veterans on online dangers such as “disinformation, identity theft, scams, and fraud, spread via the internet or social media,” and to begin an informational campaign. […]