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July 27, 2021

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Senate Homeland panel approves bills to standardize procurement training, develop ‘Cybersecurity Reserve’ program

By Sara Friedman / July 15, 2021

The Senate Homeland Security Committee approved three bills Wednesday to harden the government’s defenses against cyber threats, via training for federal procurement officials and the establishment of a “Cybersecurity Reserve” pilot program to help agencies address their cyber workforce needs.

Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) sponsored the procurement bill, the Supply Chain Security Training Act, and legislation to support CISA-led cybersecurity education at K-12 schools.

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