House committees pass two cybersecurity bills

Thursday - 4/19/2012, 11:39am EDT

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced the Federal Information Security Amendments Act. It would require agencies to institute continuous network monitoring.

The Homeland Security Committee passed the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Act. It would give the Homeland Security Department authority to share information with the private sector. The bill is aimed at enhancing security of critical infrastructure.

Federal Times reported both bills could reach the House floor next week.

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