Congress Approves New DHS Cybersecurity Agency

The United States will soon officially have a single agency that takes the lead role for cybersecurity.  Congress has passed legislation to establish a new cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security. The House on Tuesday unanimously passed the measure, the CISA Act, which won Senate approval earlier. It now awaits President Trump’s signature.

The new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will have the same stature as other units within DHS, such as the U.S. Secret Service or Federal Emergency Management Agency. The National Protection and Programs Directorate, or NPPD, will be reorganized into the new agency.

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