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DHS on the Administration's Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute recently addressed the administration's Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal in a blog post, stating that "President Obama has proposed legislation that would give [DHS] the tools to execute [their] cybersecurity mission more effectively. This legislative proposal focuses on clarifying authorities, collaborating with the private sector, and driving measurable progress and outcomes. The President’s proposal would establish national standards, protect federal networks, and allow DHS to provide enhanced voluntary assistance to [their] private sector and state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners. At the same time, it includes important safeguards to protect the privacy and civil liberties of the American public."

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