With the House and Senate preparing to leave Washington for the weekend there were 53 bills introduced yesterday. Of those three may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
HR 5026 To direct the President to develop and submit to Congress a comprehensive strategy to combat cybercrime, and for other purposes. Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15]
S 2837 An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes. Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [R-AL]
S 2844 An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes. Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]
HR 5026 could be interesting depending on its definition of ‘cybercrime’. I will only provide coverage if it looks like it would include attacks on control systems.
As always, I watch spending bills for cybersecurity provisions. Of course the transportation bill will also be followed for its effects on hazardous chemical transportation issues.