Monday, June 17, 2019

S 1589 Report Printed in Senate – Intel Authorization Act

Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence printed their Report to accompany S 1589, the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020. As I reported earlier, the Committee favorably reported the bill last month without a report.

There was one interesting bit on control system security in the report on page 31:

National Security Threats to Critical Infrastructure
The Committees are aware of significant threats to our critical infrastructure and industrial control systems posed by foreign adversaries. The sensitive nature of the information related to these threats make the role of the IC of vital importance to United States defensive efforts. The Committees have grave concerns that current IC resources dedicated to analyzing and countering these threats are neither sufficient nor closely coordinated. The Committees include provisions within this legislation to address these concerns.

Unfortunately, I could find nothing in the bill that covered this topic. If it is in there, and congresscritters would never fib, it is buried in a section titled with something that does not deal with cybersecurity.

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