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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Reported to Senate

Energy Cybersecurity Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Energy Cybersecurity Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide for enhanced energy grid security.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/23/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-144.
07/30/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
10/23/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 264.
Action By: Senate
10/23/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-144.
09/25/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/30/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 07/30/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Energy and Natural Resources07/30/2019 Referred to
09/25/2019 Markup by
10/23/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-144

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Reported to Senate (10/23/2019)

Energy Cybersecurity Act of 2019

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop advanced cybersecurity applications and technologies for the energy sector.

DOE shall

  • advance the security of field devices and third-party control systems;
  • leverage electric grid architecture as a means to assess risks to the energy sector, including by implementing an all-hazards approach to communications infrastructure, control systems architecture, and power systems architecture;
  • perform pilot demonstration projects with the energy sector to gain experience with new technologies; and
  • develop workforce development curricula for energy sector-related cybersecurity.

DOE may also implement within the energy sector cybertesting and cyberresilience programs that target

  • DOE emergency response capabilities,
  • cooperation with the intelligence communities for energy sector-related threat collection and analysis,
  • enhancing the tools of DOE and the Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC) for monitoring the status of the energy sector,
  • expanding industry participation in ES-ISAC, and
  • technical assistance to small electric utilities to assess cybermaturity posture.

DOE must develop an advanced energy security program that secures diverse energy networks in order to increase the functional preservation of the electric grid operations or natural gas and oil operations in the face of natural and human-made threats and hazards, including electric magnetic pulse and geomagnetic disturbances.

DOE shall study alternative management structures and funding mechanisms to expand industry membership and participation in ES-ISAC.