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house Bill H.R. 3359

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018

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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate Passed October 3rd, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed December 11th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Aviation
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
      Highways and Transit
      Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
      Water Resources and Environment
    IntroducedJuly 24th, 2017

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Title

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018

Official Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Summary

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to redesignate the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA shall be headed by the Director of National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, and CISA's responsibilities include: leading cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security programs, operations, and associated policy; coordinating with non-federal and federal entities; and carrying out DHS's responsibilities concerning chemical facility antiterrorism standards. CISA shall be composed of DHS components reorganized as: (1) the Cybersecurity Division, (2) the Infrastructure Security Division, and (3) the Emergency Communications Division (currently the Office of Emergency Communications). The agency must have a privacy officer to ensure compliance with federal laws. (Sec. 3) The bill transfers within DHS the Office of Biometric Identity Management to the Directorate for Management, and it authorizes the transfer of the Federal Protective Service to any DHS component, directorate, or other office that DHS deems appropriate. (Sec. 5) No additional funds are authorized to carry out this bill's requirements.