Bill Sponsor
House Bill 4502
118th Congress(2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to limit the use of educational requirements or qualifications in evaluating candidates for certain cybersecurity positions in the competitive service, and for other purposes.
Active
Active
Passed House on Oct 2, 2023
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jul 10, 2023
Latest Action
Oct 3, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4502
Congress
118
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
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Sponsorship by Party
Republican
South Carolina
Democrat
California
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on October 2, 2023
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
515
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act

This bill modifies educational requirements for cybersecurity positions in the federal government.

Specifically, the bill prohibits federal agencies from establishing minimum educational requirements for cybersecurity positions unless such requirements are mandated by law for the position in the state or locality in which the work is to be performed. Agencies may also only consider an applicant's education in conjunction with other minimum qualifications for a position if the applicant's education directly reflects the required competencies for the position.

The bill applies to positions in the competitive service that are classified under the Information Technology Management Series or any other position that is designated as a cybersecurity position under the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

The Office of Personnel Management must annually publish on its website (1) any changes to minimum qualifications relating to education for these positions, and (2) data on the level of education of those occupying these positions.

Text (3)
October 3, 2023
October 2, 2023
July 10, 2023
Actions (14)
10/03/2023
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
10/02/2023
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
10/02/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/02/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 - 1 (Roll no. 515). (text: CR H4944)
10/02/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 - 1 (Roll no. 515).(text: CR H4944)
10/02/2023
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4947-4948)
10/02/2023
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
10/02/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4502.
10/02/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4944-4946)
10/02/2023
Mr. Comer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/12/2023
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 40 - 0.
07/12/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
07/10/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.
07/10/2023
Introduced in House
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H.R.4502 118 Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 23, 2024 3:31:42 PM