Monday, May 2, 2022

Review - HR 7569 Introduced – Energy Cybersecurity Research

Last month, Rep Ross (D,NC) introduced HR 7569, the Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act of 2022. After finding that integrating “cybersecurity considerations into the research, design, and development of energy infrastructure represents a cost-effective approach to enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability”, this bill would require DOE to establish an “Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Program”. No money is authorized by this bill for the program.

Ross and her sole cosponsor {Rep Carey (R,OH)} are both members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to which this bill was assigned for consideration. While both are first termers, there may be sufficient influence to see the bill considered in Committee. I see nothing that would engender any significant opposition to the legislation. I suspect that the bill would receive significant bipartisan support. The bill could probably be considered on the floor of the House under the suspension of the rules process.

For more details about the provisions of this bill, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis -  - subscription required.

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