H. R. 6551
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 21, 2012
Mr. Sullivan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure that security is taken into account in certain efforts related to the interconnectivity of telecommunications networks, and for other purposes.
Security considerations in certain telecommunications network interconnectivity efforts
Section 256 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 256) is amended—
used to provide telecommunications service each place it
providers of telecommunications service each place it appears
providers of telecommunications;
in subsection (a)—
(1)(B), by striking
; and and inserting a semicolon;
in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and
by adding at the end the following:
to assist in fostering the development of essential information security technologies and capabilities for protecting telecommunications networks, including comprehensive protective capabilities and other technological solutions;
to assist in efforts to mitigate supply chain vulnerabilities in telecommunications networks; and
to support nationwide awareness of and outreach efforts to educate the public about—
threats to the security of telecommunications networks; and
ways to mitigate such threats.
(b)(1), by inserting
, including the security of such networks
before the semicolon.