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H.R.1640: Cyber Warrior Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Steve Israel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 12 (8 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Cyber Warrior Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to establish in each state and the District of Columbia a separate team of National Guard members to be known as the Cyber and Computer Network Incident Response Team to perform analysis and protection in support of programs to prepare for and respond to emergencies involving an attack or natural disaster impacting a computer, electronic, or cyber network.

Authorizes National Guard members to assist the combatant commands in developing and expanding their capacity to prepare for and respond to such events.

Prohibits members from performing such duties unless the Secretary certifies to Congress that the members possess the requisite skills, training, and equipment to be proficient in all mission requirements.

Requires the homeland defense activities for which the Secretary is authorized to provide funds to a governor for National Guard units to include: (1) the National Guard's provision of cy...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities.
April 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.