Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Review - HR 4515 Introduced – SBDC Cyber Training

Last month, Rep Garbarino (R,NY) introduced HR 4515, the Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2021. The bill would amend 15 USC 648, requiring the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide cyber strategy training to personnel working at Small Business Development Centers. The bill would authorize the SBA to reimburse training costs associated with the program up to a total of $350,000 per year.

Garbarino and five of his six cosponsors {Rep Tenney (R,NY), Rep Delgado (D,NY), Rep Evans (D,PA), Rep Houlahan (D,PA), Rep Phillips (D,MN)} are all members of the House Small Business Committee. This means that there is a good chance that there is sufficient influence to see this bill considered in Committee. I see nothing in the bill that would engender any significant opposition. I suspect that the bill would receive bipartisan support. This means that the bill would probably be considered on the floor of the House under the suspension of the rules process.

For more details on the language of the bill, including suggestions to ensure control system security coverage, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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