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H.R. 3101: Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3101 requires that the Secretary of Homeland Security develop and implement a maritime risk assessment model which focuses on cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks. The bill requires the Secretary to seek participation of information sharing and analysis organizations and the National and Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees in analyzing the cybersecurity risks in the maritime domain and addressing vulnerabilities at each port.

On June 25, 2017, the Maersk terminal at Port of Los Angeles was hit by a cyberattack, which negatively impacted 17 of the Danish shipping giant’s ...

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Norma Torres

Sponsor. Representative for California's 35th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 5 pages

Jun 28, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 24, 2017

This bill passed in the House on October 24, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Institute for Spending Reform: estimates H.R. 3101 will add $38 million in new spending through 2022.


Jun 28, 2017

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Sep 7, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Oct 19, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Oct 24, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3101 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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