The cybersecurity bill by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) could reach the House floor next week after the resolution of jurisdictional issues involving the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The information technology sector's chief coordinating body for cybersecurity policy met this month to discuss progress and activities in four areas identified earlier this year as top priorities, including risk management and assessment initiatives and the use of the government's framework of cybersecurity standards.
Railroad officials and government agencies are pushing ahead on cybersecurity as they attempt to reconcile industry cybersecurity efforts with concerted federal transportation sector initiatives, a rail official said this week.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday passed two bills that would enhance cybersecurity within the Transportation Security Administration and establish a new TSA subcommittee dedicated to aviation cybersecurity.
An aviation industry group plans to release cybersecurity standards for new aircraft by the end of the year, which could be used as the basis for future mandatory government rules on aviation cybersecurity.
Senate Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is defending the privacy protections in the cyber information-sharing bill passed by her committee while highlighting its bipartisan support as she and other supporters try to maneuver the measure to the Senate floor.
The House has approved legislation to reauthorize the functions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology that strips the National Security Agency from the list of agencies consulted in developing information system standards.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Aug. 11-12 will hold the first in-person meeting of its new Cyber-Physical Systems Public Working Group, which is charged with developing standards to address so-called smart systems
The General Service Administration has announced a software and supply chain assurance forum in September at its headquarters in Washington, focusing on GSA's draft implementation plan for improving cybersecurity and resilience through acquisition.
A new report by the Government Accountability Office finds that a number of recommended data-security measures remain unaddressed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which regulates financial institutions and ensures the protection of depositors.
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