Summary

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Apr 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011'' or the ``PRECISE Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CYBERSECURITY ACTIVITIES.

(a) In General.--Subtitle C of title II of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by adding at the end the following new sections:

``SEC. 226. NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AUTHORITY.

``(a) In General.--To protect Federal systems and critical infrastructure information systems and to prepare the Nation to respond to, recover from, and mitigate against acts of terrorism and other incidents involving such systems and infrastructure, the Secretary shall-- ``(1) develop and conduct risk assessments for Federal systems and, upon request and subject to the availability of resources, critical infrastructure information systems in consultation with the heads of other agencies or governmental and private entities that own and operate such systems, that may include threat, vulnerability, and impact assessments and penetration testing, or other comprehensive assessments techniques; ``(2) foster the development, in conjunction with other governmental entities and the private sector, of essential information security technologies and capabilities for protecting Federal systems and critical infrastructure information systems, including comprehensive protective capabilities and other technological solutions; ``(3) acquire, integrate, and facilitate the adoption of new...

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