Summary: H.R.3359 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (12/11/2017)

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to redesignate the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

CISA will be headed by the Director of National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, and CISA's responsibilities will include: leading cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security programs, operations, and associated policy; coordinating with non-federal and federal entities, including Sector-Specific Agencies; and carrying out DHS's responsibilities concerning chemical facilities antiterrorism standards.

CISA shall be composed of DHS components reorganized as: (1) the Cybersecurity Division; (2) the Infrastructure Security Division; and (3) the Emergency Communications Division, which was previously the Office for Emergency Communications. The agency will also have a privacy officer to ensure compliance with relevant federal laws.

(Sec. 3) The bill transfers within DHS the Office of Biometric Identity Management to the Directorate for Management, and authorizes the transfer of the Federal Protective Service to any DHS component, directorate, or other office that DHS deems appropriate.

(Sec. 5) No additional funds are authorized to carry out this bill's requirements. Such requirements shall be carried out using amounts otherwise authorized.