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The US House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

US house today approved the Cybersecurity Act that reauthorizes several National Science Foundation cybersecurity programs. Janie Lorber of the New York Times reports: "The House today overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at building up the United States’ cybersecurity army and expertise, amid growing alarm over the country’s vulnerability online. The bill, which passed 422-5, requires the Obama administration to conduct an agency-by-agency assessment of cybersecurity workforce skills and establishes a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students who agree to work as cybersecurity specialists for the government after graduation."

Read full story: New York Times

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