DHS Reveals New Details About Its Supply Chain Initiative

The program will be based primarily on unclassified information, the department said.

Lawmakers Go to School on Wi-Fi and Urge Online Privacy Rights

The Senate also finally passed a bill to change the name of DHS’ cybersecurity agency.

Report: China Used Tiny Chips to Infiltrate the U.S. Supply Chain

A Chinese company targeted data centers of some of the largest commercial companies, according to a report.

Lawmakers Weigh in on the White House Cyber Policy

Plus hackers attempt to crack into Senate staff’s personal email.

House Passes Bill Expanding DHS’ Power to Block Risky Contractors from Government Networks

The move comes after Congress took action in the past year to boot the Russian anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab and the Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE from federal networks.

NDAA’s Done, Election Security’s On Deck and Senators Are Fretting About 3D Gun Printing

Last week also saw a showdown over a phony FCC DDoS attack and a new cyber law to protect small businesses.

DHS Asks Industry’s Help in Major Supply Chain Security Upgrade

The department wants industry’s input on how to detect malicious and counterfeit tech in the government’s supply chain.

Kaspersky Appeal Hurtles Toward Courtroom Arguments

Lawyers for the government and the Russian anti-virus company have filed their last briefs before arguing before a judicial panel in September.

Homeland Security is Pushing Hard for More Supply Chain Authority

The department is examining several specific companies as potential supply chain cyber threats.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity a Major Legislative Priority for House Homeland

The committee wants to broaden DHS’ authority to kick questionable contractors off government networks.

Homeland Security Committee Forwards Bill to Prevent the Next Kaspersky

The committee also forwarded legislation to codify Homeland Security’s CDM program.

China Won and America Lost on ZTE, but Our Offensive Cyber is Super Awesome

Lawmakers also introduced bills to protect against drones and make sure you get texts about incoming missiles in this week’s bill watch.

Huawei Pushes Back Again on FCC Proposal That Would Hurt Its Business

FCC officials say the Chinese telecom poses a national security threat to U.S. networks.

Banning Software Isn’t the Route to Cybersecurity, Nuclear Security Agency Official Says

The government should be focused on mitigating the danger any software can pose, rather than banning software from China and elsewhere, the NNSA CIO says.

New Bill Aims to Prevent the Next Kaspersky, ZTE

The bill would establish an interagency commission to help vet supply chain cybersecurity risks.