Legislative Updates


House Passes Cybersecurity Legislation



House Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

Last week, the House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at strengthening efforts to combat cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure. These efforts include increased information sharing, advancing cyber technologies, and improving the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity workforce...

New Directive Addresses Critical Infrastructure Security



New Directive Addresses Critical Infrastructure Security

In February 2013, the White House released the Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, which promotes unity of effort to strengthen and maintain secure and resilient critical infrastructure, and tasks government entities with securing critical infrastructure...

2013 NDAA Addresses Interagency Issues



2013 NDAA Addresses Interagency Issues

On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 into law. The Act authorizes appropriations for DoD activities for fiscal year 2013. The Act also addresses specific DoD programs and personnel issues...

Senate Reports on Interagency Personnel Rotation Act



Senate Reports on Interagency Personnel Rotation Act

In November 2012, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported the Interagency Personnel Rotation Act of 2011 to Congress...

Presidential Study Directive Aims to Prevent Mass Attrocities and Genocide



Presidential Study Directive Aims to Prevent Mass Attrocities and Genocide

Sixty-six years since the Holocaust and 17 years after Rwanda, the United States still lacks a comprehensive policy framework and a corresponding interagency mechanism for preventing and responding to mass atrocities and genocide.  This has left the United States ill prepared to engage early, proactively, and decisively to prevent threats from evolving into large-scale civilian atrocities...