Tag Archives: National Infrastructure Protection Plan

Transatlantic Trade: US and European Trade Talk Update – July 6, 2020

The European Union (EU) has begun lifting some restrictions on non-EU travelers to the bloc, approving non-binding recommendations for member states.  The United States (US), which has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases, is not among the list of countries whose citizens are permitted to travel to the EU.  The United Kingdom (UK) also released … Continue Reading

NIST Issues Final Cybersecurity Framework; March SEC Roundtable to Discuss Public Sector Cybersecurity Challenges; DHS Issues Updated NIPP

Legislative Branch Activity Upcoming Hearings: Tuesday, February 25: The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Reauthorizing TRIA (Terrorism Risk Insurance Act): The State of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Market, Part II.” Thursday, February 27: The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing to examine the U.S. Strategic Command and … Continue Reading

NIST to Hold Final Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; DHS to Release NIPP; NSA Director Alexander to Retire

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Wednesday, November 13: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing at 10:00 am titled “Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?” Thursday, November 14: At 10:00 am, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing regarding threats to … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Legislation Under Review; NIST to Release Draft Cybersecurity Framework; DHS Updated NIPP Release is Delayed

Legislative Activity Cybersecurity Legislation After postponing a previously scheduled markup due to the government shutdown, the House Homeland Security Committee plans to mark up the Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Advancement Act of 2013 (H.R. 2952) and the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act (H.R. 3107) on Thursday, October 24 at 9:00 am. The bills were … Continue Reading

Senate Committee to Consider DHS Nominations; Pelosi to Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; Congress Focuses on Biometric Entry-Exit System

Legislative Activity U.S. Department of Homeland Security Nomination Hearings On Tuesday, October 1, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will consider Obama administration nominees for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the General Counsel and Under Secretary of Homeland Security. The committee is expected to report out the two nominees to … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Review of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; House Subcommittee to Hold TWIC Program Hearings; DHS Updating NIPP

Legislative Activity Comprehensive Immigration Reform This week, the Senate will continue to consider its comprehensive immigration reform bill – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) – though an amendment introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) regarding border security may hold up the process. Senator Cornyn’s amendment would add requirements to … Continue Reading