US-Israel cybersecurity collaboration legislation signed into law

Bipartisan legislation to strengthen collaborative cyber security-research and development efforts between the United States and Israel was signed into law.

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the US-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016, which will expand existing joint research and create a grant for new development.

Reps. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and Jim Langevin, D-R.I., had introduced the measure after returning from a congressional trip to Israel in July that focused on addressing cyber-security issues facing both countries, Ratcliffe’s office says in a statement issued Monday.

Ratcliffe is chairman of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on cyber-security, infrastructure protection and security technologies.


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