S. Rept. 113-256: Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, Report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, to Accompany S. 2521, to Amend Chapter 35 of Title 44, United States Code, to Provide for Reform to Federal Information Security   [open pdf - 359KB]

"The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to which was referred the bill (S. 2521), to amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass. […] S. 2521, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, aims to strengthen the security of federal computer networks and information systems by updating the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. Specifically, it would: (1) clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that the statute appropriately reflects each agency's current functions, as well as their respective expertise and resources; (2) improve security by transitioning agencies away from paperwork requirements toward a more automated and continuous security posture; and (3) strengthen transparency and accountability including by making important improvements to the way federal data breaches are managed and reported to Congress and the public."

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