GOP chair urges Senate to pass DHS cyber reorganization bill

August 9, 2018

Via: The Hill

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Wednesday again urged the Senate to pass legislation that would rename and reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber wing, citing compounding threats to U.S. interests in cyberspace.

The legislation would transform the Homeland Security unit responsible for defending federal networks and securing U.S. critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats — currently known as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) — into the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The House passed the bill — long a priority for McCaul — in December but it has since stalled in the Senate.

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