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Cybersecurity bills would streamline standards writing, research

Four cybersecurity bills will be considered in the House next week, calling for more coordination in developing unclassified computer networks and in writing cybersecurity standards.

  • H.R. 2096 reauthorizes cybersecurity research programs at the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology. It would also streamline the process for writing new standards across agencies.
  • H.R. 3834 reauthorizes the Networking Information Technology Research and Development program. It would strengthen research and development relating to unclassified networking.

Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) said passing the bills were important for the nation’s infrastructure. Hall is part of a congressional task force designed to guide lawmakers through the spate of bills.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

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