Summary: H.Res.643 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/25/2014)

Calls for:

  • the People's Republic of China (PRC) to end the practice of cyber-enabled espionage against U.S. firms and cooperate in cybersecurity efforts;
  • the President to implement and coordinate the Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of United States Trade Secrets;
  • the Department of Justice (DOJ) to advance investigations into cyber espionage by actors originating in the PRC;
  • the U.S. government to condemn cyber-enabled espionage for the purposes of stealing intellectual property and trade secrets, pursue counter intelligence capacities, and prosecute such individuals should they enter U.S. territory;
  • the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to estimate the loss from cyber theft, compile a list of actors that cause the most damage to U.S. firms, and pursue a dispute settlement case at the World Trade Organization;
  • the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive to update the unclassified report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage in 2009-2011;
  • the Department of Defense (DOD) to restrict military-to-military contacts with the People's Liberation Army;
  • the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand warnings to U.S. companies about the broad scope of tools to illicit trade secrets used by actors originating in the PRC;
  • DOD and the Department of State to provide briefings of the U.S.-China cybersecurity working group meetings in 2013; and
  • federal agencies to expand cooperation with partners to coordinate defense against cyber threats.