H.R.5220 - Cyber Act of War Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] (Introduced 05/12/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/07/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5220 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/12/2016)
Cyber Act of War Act of 2016
This bill directs the President to: (1) develop a policy for determining when an action carried out in cyberspace constitutes a use of force against the United States, and (2) revise the Department of Defense Law of War Manual accordingly.
In developing this policy, the President shall consider: (1) the ways in which a cyber attack's effects may be equivalent to a conventional attack's effects, including physical destruction or casualties; and (2) intangible effects of significant scope or duration.