H. Rept. 114-565: National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016, Report to Accompany H.R. 4743, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, May 13, 2016 [open pdf - 217KB]
"H.R. 4743 allows the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to work with a consortium, including the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium, to support efforts to address cybersecurity risks and incidents. DHS may also engage a consortium to assist the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in providing training to State and local first responders in preparing for and responding to cybersecurity risks and incidents. The NCCIC is the central location where cyber operations are conducted at DHS. [...] The Department of Homeland Security and, specifically, the NCCIC are responsible for carrying out significant aspects of the Federal Government's cybersecurity mission. In December 2015, the Cybersecurity Act was signed into law authorizing DHS to share cyber threat indicators and defensive measures with the private sector. Also, in December 2015, the House passed H.R. 3869, the State and Local Cyber Protection Act of 2015, that instructed the NCCIC to assist State and local entities to secure their information systems. This bill would allow DHS to work with, for example, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC or ''the Consortium'') which currently provides State and local communities with tools to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from cyber-attacks as they would any other disaster or emergency situation. The Consortium evaluates communities' cybersecurity posture and provides them with a roadmap to correct deficiencies in the security of their information systems."
H. Rept. 114-565; House Report 114-565
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