Saturday, February 5, 2022

HR 6497 Amended and Adopted in Committee – FISMA 2022

Earlier this week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a mark-up hearing that included the consideration of HR 6497, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2022. Rep Maloney (D,NY) offered substitute language for the bill which was adopted by voice vote before the Committee recommended that the amended language be recommended favorably to the Full House.

The ‘major’ change made in the substitute language was the insertion of a new §209, Renaming of Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer. That section amended 44 USC Chapter 36, renaming the existing “Office of Electronic Government” as the “Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer.” It also changed the title of the person in charge of that Office from ‘Administrator’ to ‘Director’.

There were other minor programmatic changes as well as grammatical and format changes made in the substitute language, but nothing of major significance.

Once the Committee Report is published, the bill will be ready for consideration by the Full House. I suspect that it will be considered under the suspension of the rules process and would pass with significant bipartisan support.

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