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H.R. 4921 - STB Information Security Improvement Act

Introduced: 2018-04-11
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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2d Session
H. R. 4921


April 11, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


    To require the Surface Transportation Board to implement certain recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation.

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 “STB Information Security Improvement Act”.

SEC. 2. Requirements.

(a) In general.—The Surface Transportation Board (in this section referred to as the “STB”) shall develop a timeline and plan to implement the recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation in Report No. FI2018002, including improvements—

(1) to identify controls, including risk management, weakness remediation, and security authorization;

(2) to protect controls, including configuration management, user identity and access management, and security training;

(3) to detect controls, including continuous monitoring;

(4) to respond controls, including incident handling and reporting;

(5) to recover controls for contingency planning; and

(6) any additional tools that will improve the implementation of the recommendations.

(b) Implementation.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the STB shall submit the plan and timeline developed under subsection (a) to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce of the Senate.

(2) REPORT.—The STB shall report annually to such Committees on the progress on implementation of the recommendations until the implementation is complete.

(3) PLAN IMPLEMENTATION.—The STB shall designate an individual to implement the plan developed under subsection (a).

SEC. 3. No additional funds authorized.

No additional funds are authorized to carry out the requirements of this Act. Such requirements shall be carried out using amounts otherwise authorized.

Passed the House of Representatives April 10, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   

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