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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/31/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H798-799)
01/23/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/01/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/31/2017-4:52pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/31/2017-4:52pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H798-799)
01/31/2017-4:36pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 612.
01/31/2017-4:36pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H798-800)
01/31/2017-4:36pmHouseMr. Ratcliffe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/23/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
01/23/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]* 01/23/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security01/23/2017 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs02/01/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (01/31/2017)

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United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017 

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a grant program to support cybersecurity research and development, and the demonstration and commercialization of cybersecurity technology, in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Israel on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland Security Matters, dated May 29, 2008, or a successor agreement.

Grants may be awarded for social science research and technology intended to identify, protect against, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity threats.

To be eligible for a grant, a project must be a joint venture between: (1) for-profit, nonprofit, or academic entities (including U.S. national laboratories) in the United States and Israel; or (2) the governments of the United States and Israel.

Grants shall be awarded only for projects considered unclassified by both the United States and Israel.

DHS must require cost sharing of at least 50% from nonfederal sources for grant activities, but it may reduce the nonfederal percentage if necessary on a case-by-case basis.

DHS must establish an advisory board to monitor the impartial scientific and technical merit method by which grants are awarded and provide periodic reviews of the actions taken to carry out the program.

The grant program terminates seven years after this bill's enactment.