Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Review - HR 3684 Passed in House – FY 2022 Infrastructure Bill

Last Friday the House finally got around to passing HR 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, by a slightly bipartisan vote of 228 to 206. With the complexity of the bill and the large amounts of money involved, this is a good time to re-look at the cybersecurity provisions in the bill.

The bill includes language from six separate pieces of cybersecurity legislation.

S 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, in §50113,

S 1316, the Cyber Response and Recovery Act of 2021, in §70601,

S 1400, the PROTECT Act of 2021, in §40123,

S 2199, the Cyber Sense Act of 2020, in §40122,

S 2585, the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, in §70611, and

HR 2931, the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, in §40121.

It also contains two new standalone cybersecurity provisions in the Energy Division of the bill. Additional (over the current annual spending) cybersecurity spending is authorized for four agencies of the federal government. Finally, there are 23 separate instances where cybersecurity mentions are made in other provisions of the bill

For more details about those provisions, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - https://patrickcoyle.substack.com/p/hr-3684-passed-in-house - subscription required.


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