Monday, June 19, 2017

Committee Hearings – Week of 6-18-17

With both the House and Senate in session the focus this week remains budget hearings. There are no budget hearings of specific interest this week, but the budget process is still taking up a large portion of congressional focus. There is only one cybersecurity hearing currently scheduled for this week though there may be cybersecurity amendments offered in the NDAA markup process that also begins this week.


The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is another priority moving forward. HR 2810 currently has no cybersecurity provisions, but there are gaping holes in the bill that will be filled-in during the markup process. That process starts this week in subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee:


On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will be holding a hearing on “Cybersecurity Regulation Harmonization”. The witness list includes:

• Christopher F. Feeney, BITS/Financial Services Roundtable
• Dean C. Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council
• Daniel Nutkis, Health Information Trust Alliance
• James "Bo" Reese, National Association of State Chief Information Officers

This will certainly focus on IT cybersecurity, but there may be some minor attention paid to control system security.

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