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House Homeland Security panel approves first DHS reauthorization with cyber-related revisions

June 15, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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The House Homeland Security Committee approved bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security for the first time, with revisions that boost cybersecurity provisions for aviation and maritime transportation, as well as a requirement that DHS conduct a government-wide cybersecurity risk assessment.

Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) told Inside Cybersecurity following the markup that a House floor vote is expected by the end of the month.

The DHS reauthorization legislation was developed under a “memorandum of understanding” with...

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