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Senate clears bills on cyber assistance to state and local governments, federal workforce training

By Charlie Mitchell / January 12, 2022

Legislation by Homeland Security Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and ranking member Rob Portman (R-OH) to strengthen ties on cybersecurity between DHS and state and local governments has been unanimously approved by the Senate and now awaits action in the House.

The State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act passed the Senate on Tuesday and according to a summary “expands DHS responsibilities through grants and cooperative agreements, including provision of assistance and education related to cyber threat indicators, proactive and defensive...

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