Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
House passes state and local cyber grant bill, again
The House voted to create the $500 million grant program sought by NASCIO and other groups, but whether the Senate will follow remains to be seen.
In future elections, federal officials predict repeat of 2020 threats
Officials from DHS, the FBI and the NSA told county IT officials that threats election security will linger, but there are steps to strengthening public trust.
CISA deputy wants cybersecurity collaboration that's 'actually useful'
"I don’t want to be sitting in D.C. just having people send me reports," CISA Deputy Director Nitin Natarajan said during RSA's annual conference.
House members to try again on state and local cyber grants
The leaders of a House cybersecurity subcommittee said a new version of a grant program for state and local governments will be introduced "in the coming days."
Citing national security threat, task force urges broad action on ransomware
A Ransomware Task Force created by industry groups last December has released what it calls a framework for an online scourge that's "basically everywhere."
CISA makes .gov domains available for free
The federal government will no longer charge agencies $400 to register a .gov site — at least for the rest of this year.
Secretaries of state ask DHS to expand anti-disinformation fight
Eleven bipartisan state election chiefs want the agency to build on the Rumor Control website that knocked down false claims about the voting process last year.
NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings
State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.
CISA has already hired 20 state cybersecurity coordinators, acting director says
The new officials, who act as risk advisers, are part of the agency's ongoing fight against ransomware.