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House panel approves bill to codify key cybersecurity program at DHS

July 26, 2018

Via: The Hill

The House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that will codify a key cybersecurity program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The bill, introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), would give the Secretary of DHS the authority to establish the Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program at DHS, which aims to protect federal networks from cyberattacks.

“The Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation has been one of the DHS’s top priorities because it has the potential to dramatically increase our visibility across federal networks,” Ratcliffe said during the Homeland committee’s markup of DHS-related bills.

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