Tag Archives: Senate Intelligence Committee

CISA Final Vote Expected on Tuesday

Legislative Activity Senate Will Vote on CISA Final Passage on Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has scheduled a final vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA/S. 754) for Tuesday. After months of waiting for the bill to be considered on the Senate floor, the Senate finally began debate of CISA last week … Continue Reading

Cyber Legislation Coming Soon to the Senate Floor

Legislative Activity Cyber Legislation Coming Soon to the Senate Floor It appears that the Senate may celebrate the fact that October has been designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by finally considering the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA/S. 754) on the Senate floor. The timing for the bill’s consideration is dependent on when the Senate … Continue Reading

Senate Committee to Review FISMA and NCCIC Legislation; US-CERT to Issue Guidance on Cybersecurity Reporting

Legislative Branch Activity Cybersecurity Legislation On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will mark up two pieces of cybersecurity legislation that have not yet been formally introduced. The first is the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 which would update the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002. The second … Continue Reading

Senators Optimistic on Cybersecurity Legislation; Senate to Consider FY 2015 Appropriations for Cybersecurity Programs

Legislative Branch Activity Cybersecurity Legislation Last week, Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) stated that he is optimistic about the prospects for the cybersecurity information sharing legislation that he is currently working on with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). He stated that the two Senators are currently working … Continue Reading

Senate to Address FY 2014 NDAA and Proposed Amendments; Senate Intelligence Committee Authorizes Spending for US Programs

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Defense Authorization, Budget And the Sequester The Fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (S.1197) is expected to come to the floor on Wednesday, November 13. The Military Justice Improvement Act (S. 967) – a bill to address military sexual assaults that has 46 Senators supporting it – is expected … Continue Reading