Saturday, October 30, 2021

Review - S 658 Amended in House Committee – Cybersecurity Consortia

On Tuesday the House Homeland Security Committee conducted a markup hearing that included the consideration of S 658, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021. The Committee adopted substitute language offered by Rep Thompson (D,MS) and ordered the bill reported by a voice vote.  The new language places more emphasis on including minority serving institutions in the consortia. The bill was passed in the Senate in July by unanimous consent.

Once the Committee report on this bill is published this bill will probably move to the floor of the House for consideration under the suspension of the rules process. This will mean limited debate, no floor amendments and would require a supermajority for passage. The bill will receive substantial bipartisan support.

For more details about the changes made in Committee, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis -   - subscription required. 

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