In today’s Federal Newscast, the Bureau of Land Management is setting up new headquarters out west.
Cybersecurity is not currently a line item in the federal budget but one congressman wants to make sure it still receives budgetary oversight.
Members of the National Treasury Employees Union took to Capitol Hill Thursday morning to rally for support on several issues they fear are under attack in the 115th Congress and Trump administration. NTEU members say they’re concerned about receiving fair pay, protecting health and retirement benefits and maintaining their due process rights. They’re also worried that President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to civilian agencies could hinder their ability to do their jobs well.
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Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said the longer we wait on cybersecurity legislation, the worse it gets for cyber attacks on the U.S.
The bill would conform, mostly, with the House’s most recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Both the House and Senate bills are trying to find common areas to incentivize private sector companies to share information on any malicious code their firms encounter, both by providing them with liability protections that would shield them from lawsuits that could otherwise follow from sharing information with competitors or with the government, and by convincing them that federal agencies are capable of securely communicating threat information between the private and public sectors.
Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.
Despite a veto threat a year ago, House proponents of a cyber information sharing bill say productive talks now are underway with the Obama administration. Reps. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger re-introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) trying to address privacy and civil liberties concerns.
Despite a veto threat from the President, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday , along with three other cybersecurity bills.