IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 23, 2016
Mrs. Ernst introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems.
This Act may be cited as the
Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016.
Agency discretion to secure information technology and information systems
In carrying out section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, any action taken by the head of an agency that is necessary to limit, restrict, or prohibit access to any website the head of the agency determines to present a current or future security weakness or risk to the information technology or information system under the control of the agency, and any impact or implementation of such action, shall not be subject to chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code.
In this section—
the terms agency and information system have the meanings given the terms in section 3502 of title 44, United States Code; and
the term information technology has the meaning given the term in section 3552 of title 44, United States Code.