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Senate DHS reauthorization plan includes 'bug bounty' program, blockchain threat assessment

March 09, 2018 |
Rick Weber
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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved first-time reauthorization legislation for the Department of Homeland Security that includes a number of amendments, among them requirements that the department develop a “bug bounty” program and assess the risks of the government's use of blockchain technology.

Those two amendments were included in a massive DHS reauthorization package that includes a number of cybersecurity provisions. Perhaps most notable was the committee's decision at Wednesday's markup to reject a proposal by...

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