S.2556 - PROTECT Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 09/26/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Meetings:||11/19/19 10:00AM 11/06/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-196|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/07/2020 By Senator Murkowski from Committee on Energy and Natural Resources filed written report. Report No. 116-196. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2556 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (12/17/2019)
Protecting Resources On The Electric grid with Cybersecurity Technology Act of 2019 or the PROTECT Act of 2019
This bill addresses providing incentives for electric utilities to invest in cybersecurity.
Specifically, the bill
- directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide incentives to electric utilities for investing in advanced cybersecurity technology, and
- establishes a grant and technical assistance program at the Department of Energy for electric utilities that are not regulated by FERC to deploy advanced cybersecurity technology.