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House Bill 5960
117th Congress(2021-2022)
State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Nov 12, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Nov 12, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 12, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
5960
Congress
117
Policy Area
Emergency Management
Emergency Management
Primary focus of measure is emergency planning; response to civil disturbances, natural and other disasters, including fires; emergency communications; security preparedness.
Sponsorship by Party
Colorado
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021

This bill provides for collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as corporations, associations, and the general public, regarding cybersecurity.

The bill expands DHS responsibilities through grants and cooperative agreements, including provision of assistance and education related to cyber threat indicators, defensive measures, cybersecurity risks or vulnerabilities, and incident response and management.

The bill requires the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, upon request, to coordinate with entities such as the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to engage in specified activities, including to (1) conduct exercises with state, local, tribal, or territorial government entities; (2) provide operational and technical cybersecurity training to such entities; and (3) promote cybersecurity education and awareness.

Text (1)
November 12, 2021
Actions (2)
11/12/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
11/12/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Nov 13, 2021 8:12:15 AM
Record Updated
Dec 11, 2021 4:47:11 AM