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S. 2999 - National Cybersecurity Exercise Act of 2018

Sponsor: Mike Rounds (R)
Introduced: 2018-06-06
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2999


    To require Commander of the United States Cyber Command and others to conduct a tier 1 exercise of support to civil authorities for a cyber incident, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 6, 2018

    Mr. Rounds introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To require Commander of the United States Cyber Command and others to conduct a tier 1 exercise of support to civil authorities for a cyber incident, and for other purposes.

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 “National Cybersecurity Exercise Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Tier 1 exercise of support to civil authorities for a cyber incident.

(a) In general.—The Commander of the United States Cyber Command, the Commander of United States Northern Command, and such other commands or components of the Department of Defense as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate, shall, consistent with the recommendations made by the Comptroller General of the United States in the Government Accountability Office report GAO–16–574, conduct a tier 1 exercise of support to civil authorities for a cyber incident.

(b) Elements.—The exercise required by subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) Department level leadership and decision-making for providing cyber support to civil authorities.

(2) Testing of the policy, guidance, doctrine and other elements in the Department of Defense Cyber Incident Coordinating Procedure.

(3) Operational planning and execution by the Joint Staff and supported and supporting combatant commands.

(4) Coordination with, and incorporation of, as appropriate, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and elements across Federal and State governments and the private sector.


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