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house Bill H.R. 2952

Creating a Technology Plan for Federal Cyber Security

Argument in favor

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to have a cutting-edge technology strategy for protecting critical infrastructure.

Argument opposed

Shouldn’t the DHS already have a plan to secure America’s critical infrastructure that involves technology ?

bill Progress

  • EnactedDecember 18th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 10th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed July 28th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedAugust 1st, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 2952?

This bill would make the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) present a plan for physical/cybersecurity technology research and development. These developments would be for protecting U.S. "critical infrastructure," i.e. anything essential for running society and the economy. Think things like electricity, fuel, water, telecommunication and agriculture.

In addition, DHS would have to create a report (to Congress) demonstrating how public-private consortia that develop protective technology are used. In order to share technological innovations, H.R. 2952 would create a clearinghouse to distribute them.


Critical infrastructure security and the cybersecurity branches of DHS.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 2952

$500.00 Thousand
The CBO estimates that implementation of the bill would cost less than $500,000 in each of the years 2014 and 2015.


Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act

Official Title

An act to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess the cybersecurity workforce of the Department of Homeland Security and develop a comprehensive workforce strategy, and for other purposes.