Text: H.R.5300 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/15/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5300


To provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 15, 2018

Mr. Palmer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Agency discretion to secure information technology and information systems.

(a) In general.—The authority described under subsection (b) may not be—

(1) limited by a collective bargaining agreement, memorandum of agreement, or any other agreement entered into before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act pursuant to chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code; or

(2) negotiated under section 7106(b) or any other section of such chapter 71.

(b) Authority covered.—The authority described in this subsection is the authority of the head of an agency, pursuant to section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to take any action to limit, restrict, or prohibit access to a website or to test, deploy, or update a cybersecurity measure if the head of the agency determines such action is necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the head of the agency under such section 3554.

(c) Definition of agency.—In this section, the term “agency” has the meaning given the term in section 3502 of title 44, United States Code.