Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bills Introduced – 02-10-14

Yesterday there were 17 bills introduced in the House and Senate; three of them were of possible specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4022 Latest Title: To provide for a strategic plan to reform and improve the security clearance and background investigation processes of the Federal Government, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. (D,MA)

HR 4024 Latest Title: To protect navigable waters from contamination by chemical storage facilities, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Capito, Shelley Moore (R,WV)

S 2007 Latest Title: A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for regulating clinical and health software, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Fischer, Deb (R,NE)

HR 4022 may, or may not, have any effect on security clearances for the private sector. If it does I’ll be looking at it in more detail once it is posted.

HR 4024 has a different title than S 1961 so it is probably a different response to the Freedom spill. In any case, I’ll certainly watch it here.

S 2007 may address cybersecurity issues related to medical software. We will have to wait until it is printed to be sure.

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