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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

House Committee advances Rep. Spanberger’s 5G bill

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation to protect 5G and next-generation wireless communications systems in the United States. The bill -- the Secure 5G and Beyond Act – was introduced by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA). The bill would require the Trump... Read More »

GAO offers transportation security recommendation

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a recommendation regarding creating a federal transportation security national strategy governing document. GAO officials said after researching the issue, it has recommended DHS should, in... Read More »

DIA examines Iran’s military capability

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has released findings regarding Iran’s military capability, providing details on that nation’s defense and military goals, strategy, plans, and intentions. “As Tehran expands its capabilities and role as both an unconventional and conventional threat... Read More »

DHS funds target blockchain security development

Austin, Texas-based Factom, Inc. has secured $197,292 in funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to enhance blockchain security system development. DHS officials said they envision agencies using the technology to create and verify... Read More »

Bill targets supply chain vulnerabilities

Reps. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) recently introduced legislation they said would facilitate information sharing from the federal government to the private sector regarding supply chain vulnerabilities. The Network Security Information Sharing Act addresses the need for greater... Read More »

GOP committee leaders object to DHS proposal on drones

Republican leaders on the U.S. House Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees blasted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposal to allow counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) equipment to operate near airports. This includes equipment that could be... Read More »

Bill offers Terrorism Risk Insurance extension

A pair of lawmakers have introduced a measure extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for seven years. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tina Smith (D-MN), proponents of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, said the 2020 RNC and DNC Conventions, NASCAR, the NFL and... Read More »

Bill seeks to bolster CBP hiring, retention

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate was introduced to improve the hiring and retention of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and officers. U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and John Hoeven (R-ND) said the CBP Hiring and Retention Innovation Act, S. 2813, creates a Customs and... Read More »