About the bill
H.R. 6735 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a policy for the reporting and remediation of security vulnerabilities on appropriate information systems within 90 days. The policy must include an understanding of the information technology that the policy applies to, the conditions under which individuals or organizations legally may discover and report vulnerabilities, and how those vulnerabilities are to be reported and disclosed. Additionally, the bill lays out the process that the Department must go through in mitigating and remediating the security vulnerabilities reported through this policy. In developing the policy, the Secretary must consult with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, and non-governmental security researchers. Finally, the bill lays out the specifics for reporting the policy to Congress, as …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 23rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 6 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.
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4 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman McCarthy: We Need War Games for the Digital Realm”
— Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23] (Sponsor) on Sep 25, 2018
“Department of Homeland Security to Establish Vulnerability Disclosure Policy”
— Rep. James “Jim” Langevin [D-RI2] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2018
Sep 7, 2018
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Sep 13, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
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Sep 25, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security
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H.R. 6735 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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