Homeland Security Committee to Consider Vital Cybersecurity Legislation TOMORROW

Apr 17, 2012 Issues: Cybersecurity

Washington, D.C. – The Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. to consider vital homeland security legislation that will provide important improvements to government efforts to secure Federal information systems and assist private sector critical infrastructure owners/operators in protecting themselves against an increasing number of cyber attacks.  

The Committee will mark up H.R. 3674, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (The PRECISE Act), with the intention that the cybersecurity legislation be forwarded to the Full House for consideration in the coming weeks.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.

At tomorrow’s markup, it is expected that Lungren will offer a substitute amendment that reflects recent discussions with and feedback from Republican leadership and other relevant committees. 

The substitute amendment is available HERE, and a section-by-section summary of it is available HERE.

What:         Markup of the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (The PRECISE Act), H.R. 3674.

When:       10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Where:      311 Cannon House Office Building

       ** Live video feed available HERE **

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