Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3359, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017. The bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and creates a cybersecurity agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The bill streamlines the National Protection and Programs Directorate, re-designating… Read More
On May 3, the House of Representatives passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The bill ensures that the programs and activities of the U.S. intelligence community are authorized by law, fully resourced, and subject to rigorous congressional oversight.
The IAA provides urgent funds and authorities to… Read More
In a recent Homeland Security Today article, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official stated that DHS is in need of reauthorizing legislation that will reaffirm and update the department’s organizations and functions. Daniel M. Gerstein, who was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in DHS’s Science and Technology… Read More
Earlier this month Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, S. 2551. The act aims to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing U.S. civilian capacities to prevent and mitigate such… Read More
Last week Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that calls for the creation of a multi-agency federal team to improve and reform federal disaster assistance.
The bill, H.R. 4288, was introduced on December 17, and was then referred to the House Committee on… Read More
On October 27, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 in a 74-to-21 vote. CISA was passed by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in March before moving to the Senate, and will now be reconciled with legislation passed by the House of Representatives.
The bill … Read More
Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) recently introduced a bill that calls for greater government-wide coordination in U.S. hostage cases. The bill has already gained the support of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter...
On March 13, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. The bill creates additional incentives to increase sharing of cybersecurity threat information...
In early March, the Center for Strategic & International Studies published a report outlining their recommendations to Congress in regard to cyber threat information sharing between the government and the private sector...
In an interview earlier this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke about U.S. vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. The Chairman specifically addressed threats to civilian and private infrastructure...