Congress passes legislation on cyber security agency in DHS

Congress passes legislation on cyber security agency in DHS | #TpromoCom #DHS #Government #CyberSecurity | The United States House of Representatives has voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CISA Act (H.R. 3359), which passed the Senate in October and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, would reorganise DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new agency and prioritise its mission as the Federal leader for cyber and physical infrastructure security. (Please scroll down)

“Today’s vote is a significant step to stand up a federal government cyber security agency,” said Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen. “The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, and we need to ensure we’re properly positioned to defend America’s infrastructure from threats digital and physical. It was time to reorganise and operationalise NPPD into the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. I thank Chairman Michael McCaul and Ranking Member Bennie Thompson for recognising our critical role and both starting and completing this transformation in the House of Representatives. I also thank Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill for their tireless support of the CISA Act in the Senate.”

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