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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act Passage

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce praised this week’s passage of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, which now awaits President Trump’s signature. 

The bill reorganizes DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a new agency with the mission of being the federal security leader for cyber and physical infrastructure.

See: Bill Creating DHS Cyber Agency, Converting NPPD Head to Trump’s Desk

“The U.S. Chamber applauds passage of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, legislation to bolster public-private partnerships to help ensure businesses have the resources and support necessary before, during and after a cyber incident,” Christopher Roberti, the chamber’s senior vice president for cyber, intelligence and security policy, said in a statement.

We are also encouraged that the National Protection and Programs Directorate will be renamed to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to better reflect the critical mission of the agency,” he said. “We hope to see this legislation signed into law quickly.”

In July, the Chamber and a number of major national associations, including the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Bankers Association and The Internet & Television Association, wrote a joint letter to Senate leaders asking for their support in passing the bill.

More: DHS Releases Strategy to Confront Potentially Devastating Electromagnetic Pulse Threat

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