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    Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

    The Senate will not consider Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposed cybersecurity legislation until after the November election, he recently told National Journal reporter Josh Smith. Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee is still hopeful something can happen after the election, telling Smith the Senate could strike an agreement to move forward during a lame-duck session. […] More

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    Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

    In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper propose a “gold standard” in cybersecurity to help protect networks and computers from hackers and potentially, a “digital Pearl Harbor.“ The proposal would grant the Department of Homeland Security statutory authority to work with the private sector to identify potential […] More

  • DHS to Recruit 140 Cyber Warriors to Defend US Networks, Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS to Recruit 140 Cyber Warriors to Defend US Networks, Systems

    The Department of Homeland Security is planning to amp up its cybersecurity workforce by more than 50 percent in efforts to spearhead governmentwide efforts to secure federal networks against cyber attacks as detailed in the Obama administration’s recent cybersecurity proposal. Testifying before a Senate committee on Monday, Phillip Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the DHS' National […] More

  • Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack?

    As the National Institute of Standards and Technology makes headway in preparing standards required by FISMA, a regulatory watchdog in the District is expressing concerns both about the increasing  burden on industry and  whether FISMA standards will include the private sector in thwarting a financial cyber attack. The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, founded and managed […] More

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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. Joe Lieberman introduced the Protecting […] More

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    Comprehensive Cyber Bill Clears Committee

    Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved comprehensive cybersecurity legislation. The new bill, The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480, was sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper and will create a permanent, Senate-confirmed cybersecurity coordinator within the White House. The bill will also create […] More

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    Cyber Bill Clears Committee

    The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has unanimously approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill yesterday. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480, submitted by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, would create a new cyber center within the Department of Homeland Security and create a White House Office of […] More

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    Senate Homeland Security Committee OK’s Cyber Bill

    The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill that would shape how the federal government protects public and private sector cyber networks. The bill, co-sponsored by  Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, would create a White House Office of Cyberspace Policy to lead federal and private sector initiatives […] More

  • McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation

    Last Friday, McAfee officials expressed their praise for the recently proposed cyber bill but voiced reservations over the bill’s possible impact to private sector innovation. The bill, which was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, looks to provide DHS with the power to dictate cybersecurity requirements to private sector companies, which […] More

  • INSA Chairwoman: Partnership is the Way Forward - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    INSA Chairwoman: Partnership is the Way Forward

    In order to move froward with securing the nation’s networks, the government and private sectors must work together, Frances Townsend, Chairwoman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) board, told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee during a hearing June 15. During a hearing to discuss the Protecting Cyberspace as […] More

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    ‘We cannot afford to wait for a ‘cyber 9/11,’ Say Lieberman, et al

    Proposed legislation introduced last week calls to modernize, strengthen and coordinate the security of federal civilian and select private-sector critical infrastructure cyber networks. Introduced by Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-De., the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 proposes the creation […] More

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