Mark Warner

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Defense bill set to deal civilian cyber agency a big power boost

Lawmakers want to put the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the center of U.S. cyber defenses with new authorities and funding.

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Chuck Schumer

Congress’ summer break is like a vacation during which you’ve got to keep checking email

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AP Photo/Ted ShaffreyColonial Pipeline storage tanks are seen in Woodbridge, N.J., Monday, May 10, 2021. Gasoline futures are ticking higher following a cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Biden administration eyes mandates under new effort to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Mark Warner

Warner says ‘time is now’ for cyber incident reporting legislation

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Mark Warner

Warner says Senate committee working on bill to require mandatory reporting for cyber threats

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Some lawmakers want to rethink military benefits as service member families go hungry

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Fencing and razor wire surrounds the perimeter of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress feels threatened but it doesn’t like the security measures it and its staff are enduring

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Mark Warner

SolarWinds fallout sparks calls for mandatory incident reporting, repercussions after cyber attacks

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned states earlier this year that Russia could look to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections by covertly advising political candidates and campaigns. That's according to a law enforcement memo obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

CISA’s Ware resigns; is Director Krebs next out the door?

Bryan Ware, the assistant director of the cybersecurity division at CISA, resigned on Thursday and CISA Director Chris Krebs may be next on the chopping block.

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

The vast majority of congressmen and senators who hold a key committee post or have a history of advocating for federal employees have won their reelection…

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A bill to make the payroll tax deferral optional, and others worth watching

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has introduced new legislation that would make the president’s payroll tax deferral optional for federal employees and servicemembers.

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