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H.R.2952: Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Pat Meehan, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 18, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 10, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, within 180 days and annually thereafter for three years, to conduct an assessment of the cybersecurity workforce of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which shall include information on:

  • the readiness and capacity of such workforce to meet its cybersecurity mission;
  • where cybersecurity workforce positions are located within DHS;
  • which such positions are performed by permanent full-time equivalent DHS employees, by independent contractors, and by individuals employed by other federal agencies;
  • which such positions are vacant;
  • the percentage of individuals within each Cybersecurity Category and Specialty Area who received essential training to perform their jobs; and
  • in cases in wh...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 18, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-246.
Dec. 18, 2014 Signed by President.
Dec. 12, 2014 Presented to President.
Dec. 11, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 11, 2014 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendments: CR H9060)
Dec. 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2952.
Dec. 11, 2014 Mr. Meehan moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H9060-9062)
Dec. 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 10, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote.
Dec. 10, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6486-6487)
Dec. 10, 2014 Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
July 29, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6922-6923)
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2952.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6922-6925)
July 28, 2014 Mr. Meehan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Jan. 9, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 241.
Jan. 9, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-324.
Oct. 29, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 18, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Sept. 18, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Aug. 9, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.