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H.R.2556: Excellence in Cybersecurity Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Michael M. Honda, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Excellence in Cybersecurity Act - Requires the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish five Vertical Centers of Excellence on Cybersecurity to: (1) identify and analyze existing and future cybersecurity challenges faced by various industries, (2) create solutions and promote best practices to address such challenges, and (3) collaborate with individuals in those industries to share knowledge.

Requires the Director to select for each Center: (1) a manager, (2) an appropriate location, and (3) a particular industry to be the focus of its work.

Requires the Director and each manager to jointly select a group of experts to: (1) identify and analyze existing and future cybersecurity challenges faced by the industry selected for the Center; (2) create cost-effective, repeatable, and scalable solutions; (3) collaborate, convene discussions, and share knowledge with individuals in that industry; and (4) create educational program...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
June 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.