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House passes bill to create State Department cyber office, push international cyber norms

January 18, 2018 |
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The House passed legislation Wednesday that would create a new cyber office at the State Department, along with promoting human rights in international cyberspace.

The Cyber Diplomacy Act, sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), passed by voice vote, after Royce and Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Albio Sires (D-NJ) all spoke in favor of the bill on the floor.

The bill calls for the creation of an Office of Cyber Issues at...

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