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PSC Urges Congress to OK Full-Year Appropriations Bill For FY 2017, Cites Drawbacks of Continuing Resolutions

The Professional Services Council has asked the House and Senate to approve a full-year appropriations legislation prior to adjournment in order to fund all operations within the federal government for fiscal year 2017. David Berteau, president and CEO of PSC, wrote in a letter published Monday that Congress should not pass a …

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Harry Reid Wants to Retry Cyber Bill in November

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will re-introduce cybersecurity legislation to the Senate floor in November, The Hill newspaper reports. According to Ben Geman’s report, Reid also supported the White House’s efforts to issue an executive order on protecting government cyber infrastructure after Congress did not pass cyber legislation over the summer. …

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Sens. McCain, Levin: DoD Leaves Cyber Questions Unanswered

Sens. Carl Levin and John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Defense Department to clarify the military’s cyber role in a letter sent yesterday to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The letter states the DoD has failed to fully define DoD’s plan-of-action should a threat to national security …

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Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel

A Republican senator is calling for the creation of a panel to draft legislation on cybersecurity and electronic intelligence leaks without having to work through numerous — and sometimes competing — committees of jurisdiction, AFP reports. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

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Internet Kill Switch Possible?

The Egyptian government’s multiday deactivation of the Internet, in the wake of the turmoil in the country, have raised concerns and questions about whether the U.S. government could block Internet access by implementing a “kill switch” to protect the country in the event of a cyber emergency. Last summer, Sen. …

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