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Snowstorm affects cybersecurity agenda on Capitol Hill

January 25, 2016 |
Joshua Higgins
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The weekend snowstorm has prompted the Senate to shift its voting schedule this week and postpone a confirmation hearing with cybersecurity implications.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced Monday that it has postponed a hearing on the nomination of Beth Cobert to become Office of Personnel Management director.

Cobert has been acting director since Katherine Archuleta resigned after a major data breach at the department. A date and time have not yet been set for the rescheduled...


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President Trump could redefine roles and lines of responsibility between businesses and the federal government.

The incoming Trump administration is being urged to "take stock" of the entire range of Obama initiatives on cybersecurity, with implications for government-industry partnerships, regulations, liability in cyberspace, the military's role and more. How President Trump translates his emphasis on deterrence and securing critical infrastructure into policy will have broad impacts on industry's cyber efforts and be closely followed in Congress.

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