H.R.6551 - To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure that security is taken into account in certain efforts related to the interconnectivity of telecommunications networks, and for other purposes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1] (Introduced 09/21/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/21/2012 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6551 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/21/2012)
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to expand the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) coordination of interconnectivity among telecommunications networks to include: (1) assistance in the development of essential information security technologies and capabilities for protecting telecommunications networks, (2) efforts to mitigate supply chain vulnerabilities, and (3) support of nationwide awareness and outreach efforts to educate the public about ways to mitigate threats to network security.
Directs the FCC to include network security considerations in its procedures for overseeing coordinated network planning of telecommunications carriers and providers.