Saturday, July 9, 2022

Review - HR 7900 Reported in House – FY 2023 NDAA – Part 1

Earlier this month, the House Armed Services Committee published their report on HR 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023. Along with the report the completed version (marked up by the full committee and each of the subcommittees) of the bill has also been published. The provisions of the Committee Report will be considered in Part 2.

As is to be expected, there are a number of cyber related provisions in the bill; four of those provisions have potential cybersecurity impact outside of DOD. Additionally, one title of the bill (Title LII) contains four sections that do not directly impact DOD, but rather address issues at DHS.

Moving Forward

The bill is currently scheduled to be considered by the House Rules Committee on Tuesday. There are currently 1212 amendments listed on the Rules Committee page. Some large-subset of those amendments will be selected by the Committee to be considered later in the week by the Full House. The bill will likely take at least two days to work through the amendments and the bill will pass on a near party-line vote.

The Senate will substitute their own language (not yet published) when the bill is considered in that body. Passage in the Senate will be more of a challenge, but when it finally does pass a conference committee will work out the differences between the two bills.


For more details about the cybersecurity and DHS related provisions within the bill, see my Article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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