This week Rep. Young (R, FL) introduced HR 2219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012. I’m going to be watching this legislation because of the shared responsibility DHS and DOD have for cyber security matters.
In reviewing the bill I could find no specific mention of cyber security programs which is not unexpected due to the relatively low level of expenditures to be expected for such programs. There may be more information available in the Committee Report from the House Appropriations Committee (HR 112-110), but that report is not yet available from the GPO.
This bill may be taken up this week in the House, again under an open rule. The House Rules Committee has not yet set a date for their hearing to develop the rule for the consideration of this bill by the whole House.