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NIST COVID-19 Cybersecurity Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate guidance to institutions of higher education and nonprofit research institutions to help mitigate cybersecurity risks to COVID-19 related research, and for other purposes.


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08/11/2020Introduced in House

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08/11/2020Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/11/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]* 08/11/2020
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 08/25/2020
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 08/25/2020
Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] 08/25/2020

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House Science, Space, and Technology08/11/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/11/2020)

NIST COVID-19 Cybersecurity Act

This bill instructs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to consider institutions of higher education when facilitating and supporting the development of a voluntary, consensus-based, industry-led set of standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes to cost-effectively reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

In using such authority, NIST shall disseminate and make publicly available resources to help research institutions and institutions of higher education identify, assess, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risk related to conducting research with respect to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).