Monday, April 16, 2012

Markup of HR 3674 – Cybersecurity

The House Homeland Security Committee web page today announced that the full Committee would be conducting a markup hearing for HR 3674, Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (The PrECISE Act). As with the subcommittee markup hearing in February, the sponsor of the bill (and Sub-Committee Chair), Rep. Lungren (R,CA), will be offering an amendment in the form of a substitute.

The copy of the potential amendment provided on the hearing notice web page shows an extensive re-write of the legislation. A quick review of the changes show no real changes as far as control system security goes, but there is a complete change of focus of Subtitle E being added to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The change in the title of Subtitle E provides a preview of the changes to the information sharing provisions of the bill:

• Original Version - National Information Sharing Organization

• New Version - Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Information Sharing

I’ll be taking a closer look at the specific provisions before the hearing on Wednesday.

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