About the bill
H.R. 5433 requires the Department of State to take actions to improve the Department’s cybersecurity. First, the Department would be required to establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Process to give security researchers clear guidelines for discovering and reporting security vulnerabilities, which would then be fixed by the Department. Secondly, the bill would establish a one-year bug bounty pilot program, modeled after the Department of Defense’s successful “Hack the Pentagon Program” to reward vetted security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in the Department’s information technology systems. Finally, the Department would be required to report to the Congress on how it would implement the bill and related matters.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 10 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
Apr 5, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 9, 2018
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Sep 25, 2018
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.
Jan 22, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 328.
H.R. 5433 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5433. 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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