Yesterday, with both the House and the Senate preparing to
depart Washington for the weekend, there were 168 bills introduced. Three of
those bills may receive additional coverage in this blog:
1316 A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the
Secretary of Homeland Security to make a declaration of a significant incident,
and for other purposes. Sen.
Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]
1324 A bill to establish a Civilian Cyber Security Reserve as a pilot
project to address the cyber security needs for the United States with respect
to national security, and for other purposes. Sen.
Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]
I will be watching S 1316 for language and definitions that
specifically include cybersecurity incidents in potential ‘significant incident’
I will be watching S 1324 for language and definitions that
would specifically include industrial control systems in the ‘cybersecurity
needs’ of the United States.
I suspect that S 1359 is a green-energy bill with ‘energy
security’ equating to energy supply needs. I will be watching for anything that
addresses cybersecurity issues.