Senate Bill 2520
117th Congress(2021-2022)
State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-150 on Jun 21, 2022
Jul 28, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 21, 2022
Origin Chamber
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Policy Area
Emergency Management
Emergency Management
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Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
Passed on January 11, 2022
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S162)

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, proactive and defensive measures and cybersecurity technologies, cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities, incident response and management, analysis, and warnings.

The bill requires the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to coordinate with entities such as the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to (1) conduct exercises, (2) provide operational and technical cybersecurity training, and (3) promote cybersecurity education and awareness.

DHS shall establish a pilot program to deploy network sensors for the purpose of identifying and filtering malicious network traffic.

Text (5)
January 18, 2022
January 11, 2022
October 21, 2021
Amendments (1)
Jan 11, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 4898
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Updated
Mar 8, 2023 8:12:21 PM