H.R. 3107: Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act

Sep 17, 2013
Reported by Committee
28% chance of being enacted
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Yvette Clarke
Representative for New York's 9th congressional district
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Sep 17, 2013
10 pages

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 29, 2013.

Introduced Sep 17, 2013
Referred to Committee Sep 17, 2013
Reported by Committee Oct 29, 2013
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

28% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish cybersecurity occupation classifications, assess the cybersecurity workforce, develop a strategy to address identified gaps in the cybersecurity workforce, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

House Homeland Security

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

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Library of Congress Summary

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12/12/2013--Reported to House amended.
Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act - Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) develop occupation classifications for individuals performing activities in furtherance of the cybersecurity mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), (2) ensure that such classifications may be used throughout DHS and are made available to other federal agencies, and (3) assess the readiness and capacity of DHS to meet its cybersecurity mission.
Defines "cybersecurity mission" as threat and vulnerability reduction, deterrence, incident response, resiliency, and recovery activities to foster the security and stability of cyberspace.
Directs the Secretary, acting through the DHS Chief Human Capital Officer and Chief Information Officer, to include in such readiness assessment information on which cybersecurity positions are performed by:
(1) permanent full time departmental employees (together with demographic information about such employees' race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, and veterans status);
(2) individuals employed by independent contractors; and
(3) individuals employed by other federal agencies, including the National Security Agency (NSA). Requires the assessment to address vacancies within the supervisory workforce, job training, and recruiting costs.
Directs the Secretary to develop:
(1) a workforce strategy that enhances the readiness, capacity, training, recruitment, and retention of the DHS cybersecurity workforce, including a multiphased recruitment plan, a 5-year implementation plan, and a 10-year projection of federal workforce needs; and
(2) a process to verify that employees of independent contractors who serve in DHS cybersecurity positions receive initial and recurrent information security and role-based security training commensurate with assigned responsibilities.
Requires the Secretary to provide Congress with annual updates regarding such strategies, assessments, and training.
Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to study and report to the Secretary and Congress with respect to such assessments and strategies.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress regarding the feasibility of establishing a Cybersecurity Fellowship Program to offer a tuition payment plan for undergraduate and doctoral candidates who agree to work for DHS for an agreed-upon period of time.

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