Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bills Introduced – 3-17-17

With just the House in session yesterday there were 35 bills introduced. Of those two may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 1609 To amend title 10, United States Code, to support meeting the increasing needs of the United States for a cybersecurity and information assurance workforce by reinvigorating and modifying the Information Assurance Scholarship Program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes. Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]

HR 1616 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes. Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]

It looks like HR 1609 may be a companion bill to S 592 which I have not yet had a chance to review.

HR 1616 is probably very similar to HR 3490 that was introduced in the 114th Congress and passed in the House. It was not taken up in the Senate. It will be interesting to see if this latest version includes industrial control system forensics language.

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