Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Review - HR 5412 Introduced – FY 2022 Intel Authorization

Last month, Rep Schiff (D,CA) introduced HR 5412, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. This is one of the annual ‘must pass’ bills, it provides authorization for the activities of the various intelligence services within the federal government. There is one cybersecurity provision this year, and there is on cybersecurity mention in passing. Funding is authorized by this bill, but the amounts are included in a classified annex.

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence amended and ordered this bill reported on the 30th of September. Neither that report nor amended language have been forwarded to the GPO yet for publication. Once those are published, the House is expected to take up the bill. It will almost certainly pass. Even though the bill did pass in Committee by a voice vote, I will have to wait and see the Minority Views Section of the Committee Report before I will be willing to attempt to forecast how much bipartisan support it will receive.

For more details on the cybersecurity provision and mention in passing, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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