Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., have introduced a bill that would form the Select Committee on Cybersecurity, FedScoop reports. The committee would "be empowered to write legislation, act as a powerful oversight group, organize investigations, coordinate with the intelligence community and make recommendations to the executive branch," the report states. "Members would receive direct briefings from the intelligence community." The 21-member committee would also "fundamentally alter the way the Senate handles legislation relevant to cybersecurity," the report adds, "effectively decid[ing] when and if U.S. Cyber Command, the military cyberwarfare unit, would be split from the National Security Agency, which focuses on signals intelligence collection."
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