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Congress Faces Contentious Cyber Proposals When NDAA Conference Kicks Off

The reconciliation of the House and Senate versions of National Defense Authorization Act will involve some challenges, including scheduling difficulties for the committee chairs...

The True Impact of the Chinese Telecom Ban on Government Contractors

As you probably know, we have been following very closely developments relating to Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which...

Congress Introducing More Legislation Focused on Cybersecurity, Enacting Some of It

According to a new study from Third Way, the most recent Congress introduced 40 percent more cybersecurity bills than the one before, but didn't...

Senate Bill Targets Government’s Response to Agency-Involved Cyber Incidents

Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced the Federal System Incident Response Act, which would revamp the Federal Information Security Management Act to explicitly clarify when and how agencies must alert the people affected – and Congress – about breaches to federal data systems. Although the bill will soon expire with the […]
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CRS Reviews Selected Cyber Incident Reporting Bills

The 117th Congress has debated requirements for nonfederal entities to report to the federal government incidents of cyberattacks. As part of this debate, Members...

US Congress Passes Bill Funding “Rip and Replace” for Huawei Gear

Congress has passed legislation offering $1 billion to help telecom carriers "rip and replace" equipment from Chinese tech firms Huawei and ZTE amid national...

Senate Unanimously Passes IoT Security Act, Paving the Way for the President’s Signature

On November 17, 2020, by unanimous consent, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation to secure internet connected devices—The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity...

Small Business Advocates Share CMMC Concerns with Congress

Small business owners have warned the House Committee on Small Business that uncertainty over the costs and timeline of the CMMC could push them...

Proposed “Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2021”

On August 27, 2021, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee released a draft bill that would, among other things, establish a Cyber Incident Review...

California Rep. Josh Harder to Introduce Bill to Harden School Cybersecurity

Representative Josh Harder (D-CA) is introducing the Protecting Students from Cybercrimes Act, a bill which would provide grants to help local school districts harden their cybersecurity infrastructure to protect their students, and create funding for apprenticeships and career opportunities for students interested in careers in cybersecurity. Harder notes that cybersecurity was already an issue before […]
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