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House Homeland Security chairman says elevating cyber role for DHS is top priority

January 05, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) says he will “very soon” reintroduce legislation for reorganizing the Department of Homeland Security to consolidate and elevate its cybersecurity functions, and that passage of the bill will be the first order of business for his committee.

McCaul said a “major reorganization” of DHS will be his “highest cybersecurity priority,” arguing that a “19th century bureaucracy” can't be relied upon to address modern threats to privacy and security.

The chairman laid out his...


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