Friday, July 10, 2020

Bills Introduced – 7-9-20

Yesterday with both the House and Senate meeting in pro forma sessions there were 78 bills introduced. Two of these bills may receive additional coverage in this blog:

HR 7530 To direct the Attorney General to make grants to assist local educational agencies in developing and implementing plans to address cybersecurity threats or vulnerabilities, and for other purposes. Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 

HR 7566 To allow the Administrator of the General Services Administration to transfer certain surplus computers and technology equipment to nonprofit computer refurbishers for repair and distribution, and for other purposes. Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7]

Okay, both of these bills are a bit of a stretch for potential consideration in this blog, but they both have some unique attributes that may be interesting.

Of course I will be watching HR 7530 for language and definitions that would make it specifically apply to control systems, but I am more interested in why Harder thinks that the Department of Justice is the appropriate agency for this education grant program.

Not going to hold my breath on language and definitions in HR 7566 that would apply to control system technology, but interested in seeing if bill will require certification that memory devices are checked for presence of PII or sensitive data before sending them to refurbishers.

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