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H.R. 239 (115th): Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 239 requires the Under Secretary for Science and Technology (S&T;) to support cybersecurity research, development, testing, evaluation and transition and to coordinate those activities with other Federal agencies, industry, and academia. In service to the components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Under Secretary is required to: 1) advance the development and deployment of secure information systems; 2) improve and create technologies to detect attacks or intrusions; 3) improve and create mitigation and recovery methodologies; 4)support the review of source code that underpins critical infrastructure information systems in coordination with the private sector; 5) develop and support tools to support cybersecurity research and development efforts; 6) assist the development of technologies to reduce vulnerabilities in industrial control systems; and 7) develop and support forensics and ...

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John Ratcliffe

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Jan 4, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 10, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.



Jan 4, 2017

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Jan 10, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 239 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 239. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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