Department of Homeland Security

House sends state and local cyber coordination bill to Biden

by • 2 months ago

Lawmakers approved a cyber coordination bill firming up CISA's information-sharing relationships with state and local governments.

Senate bill would give states closer coordination with federal cyber authorities

by • 11 months ago

The bill would further formalize the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity relationships with state CIOs and election officials.

Alaska's CISO moved to DHS as state dealt with cyberattacks

by • 1 year ago

Mark Breunig, who had been Alaska's top cybersecurity official since January 2019, is the second state CISO to recently join the Department of Homeland Security.

Citing national security threat, task force urges broad action on ransomware

by • 1 year ago

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."

DHS announces $25M increase in cybersecurity grant funding

by • 1 year ago

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said state and local governments receiving FEMA grants will now be required to use at least 7.5% of those funds on cybersecurity.

'No bar' to what election officials shared on Election Day, DHS says

by • 2 years ago

A senior Department Homeland Security official said "the engagement was great" with state and local officials on Election Day.

Federal agencies launch innovation challenge for local governments

by • 2 years ago

The National Science Foundation and departments of Homeland Security and Energy are backing the $9 million effort to develop resiliency solutions for local governments

U.S. House bill offers $400M for state and local cybersecurity

by • 2 years ago

The bill, a potential counterpart to a measure passed by the Senate last November, would offer a substantial boost to states' cybersecurity initiatives.

Massachusetts announces cybersecurity workshops for local governments

by • 3 years ago

A two-part workshop series hosted across five regions of the state next year is hoping to provide additional resources to local agencies with less funding.