Tuesday, July 12, 2016

House Passes HR 5639, NIST Improvement

Yesterday as expected the House passed HR 5639, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Improvement Act of 2016 by a voice vote. There was only eleven minutes ‘debate’ on the bill before the vote was taken, but there were no words spoken in opposition to the bill.

As I mentioned in my earlier post there is only one cybersecurity provision in the bill, but it is more of a face-saving slap at the NSA than an effective legislative provision.

The bill, if it reaches the floor of the Senate before the end of the session, will almost certainly be considered under their unanimous consent provisions where it will be passed with no debate and no vote.

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