Friday, March 16, 2018

Bills Introduced – 03-15-18

Yesterday with both the House and Senate preparing to leave for the weekend, there were 45 bills introduced. Of these on may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 5300 To provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems. Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]

Okay, this clearly seems to be an IT security bill, and it probably does not include any OT provisions, and appears to be limited to government computer systems; so why am I including it here? The phrase ‘discretion in securing’ raises all sort of red flags that bear further investigation. This probably will not show up here again, but who knows what silliness congresscritters can come up with.

BTW: If you ever doubted the potential for congressional knee-jerk response, there were companion bills (HR 5315 and S 2556) introduced in the House and Senate yesterday to establish federal regulations prohibiting putting a live animal in an overhead bin on an aircraft (incident news story here).

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