This evening the House Rules Committee announced a hearing for tomorrow evening to develop the rule for the consideration of S 1847 which will now be the 2015 NDA (actually titled the Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘Buck’McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
2015 after the retiring Senate and House chairmen).
S 1847 was introduced as the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is hereby renamed the `Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and was passed in the Senate back in December of last year.
The new language hammered out between the Senate and House Armed Services Committees has been published on the Rules Committee site. A quick review of the table of contents of the bill (which is 27 pages long by itself) shows the following sections of the bill deal with cyber issues:
Sec. 1078. Notification of foreign threats to information technology systems impacting
Sec. 1631. Budgeting and accounting for cyber mission forces.
Sec. 1632. Reporting on cyber incidents with respect to networks and information
systems of operationally critical contractors.
Sec. 1633. Executive agents for cyber test and training ranges.
Sec. 1634. Cyberspace mapping.
Sec. 1635. Review of cross domain solution policy and requirement for cross domain
Sec. 1636. Requirement for strategy to develop and deploy decryption service
for the Joint Information Environment.
Sec. 1637. Actions to address economic or industrial espionage in cyberspace.
Sec. 1638. Sense of Congress regarding role of reserve components in defense
of United States against cyber attacks.
Sec. 1639. Sense of Congress on the future of the Internet and the .MIL top level domain.