Friday, July 15, 2022

House Passes HR 7900 – FY 2023 NDAA

Yesterday, the House concluded their action on HR 7900, the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 329 to 101 (Nays were also bipartisan; 39 Democrats and 62 Republicans).  In floor action earlier Wednesday and Thursday, the 14 cyber related amendments that I identified earlier all passed as part of the en bloc consideration of amendments. Those cyber amendments were:

#68 Bergman (R,MI) - Foreign State Computer Intrusions [HR 1607, no action],

#183 Houlahan (D,PA) - Department of Defense Cyber and Digital Service Academy,

#260 Moulton (D,MA) - Tailored Cyberspace Operations Organizations,

#261 Murphy (D,FL) - Cyber Operations-Peculiar Awards,

#262 Murphy - Manning Review of Space Force Cyber Squadrons,

#277 Panetta (D,CA) - Review of Definitions Associated with Cyberspace Operations Forces,

#425 Torres (D,CA) - Building Cyber Resilience after SolarWinds [HR 8279, no action],

#427 Garbarino (R,NY) - CISA Director Appointment and Term [HR 5186, no action],

#511 Foster (D,IL) - Strengthening Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector,

#515 Garbarino - Duties of Small Business Development Center Counselors,

#519 Gonzales (R,TX) - National Digital Reserve Corps [HR 4818, no action],

#537 Houlahan - Pilot Program on Cybersecurity Training for Veterans and Military Spouses,

#554 Langevin (D,RI) - Systemically Important Entities [HR 5491, no action],

#564 Malinowski (D,NJ) - Report on Commercial Satellite Cybersecurity [HR 7629, no action],

HR 7900 now heads to the Senate. The Senate typically starts their consideration process by substituting language from the Senate version of the bill and begins the amendment process all over again. While the Senate Armed Services Committee announced back on June 16th, that it had completed work on the FY 2023 NDAA, no bill has yet been published or introduced. The version that the Senate eventually passes will be significantly different than the House version, so a conference committee will have to work out the details. The final version of the bill will not be ready for final House and Senate action until late this year.


For more details about the cybersecurity issues in the pre-amendment version of HR 7900, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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