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H. Rept. 116-476: Safe Communities Act of 2020, Report to Accompany H.R. 5780, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, August 14, 2020   [open pdf - 413KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 5780, the 'Safe Communities Act of 2020' seeks to enhance the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) capacity to carry out cybersecurity and infrastructure security activities in a manner that addresses the high demand and limited availability of Protective Security Advisor (PSA) and Cybersecurity Advisor (CSAs) services. H.R. 5780 would improve the availability of infrastructure security content online, ensure the smart regional deployment of CISA's infrastructure security resources, and leverage local law enforcement and government officials as force multipliers for cybersecurity and infrastructure security efforts. Specifically, H.R. 5780 directs CISA to maintain and make an online Security Resources Clearinghouse available to critical infrastructure owners and operators. The Security Resources Clearinghouse would include security guidance, best practices, and other voluntary content developed by CISA and other trusted sources. Additionally, H.R. 5780 would require CISA to develop a strategy to ensure that infrastructure security services are delivered across sectors and throughout regions. The strategy would also require CISA regional employees to educate stakeholders regarding the availability of other related security resources at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the Non-Profit Security Grant Program. Finally, the bill authorizes a PSA Force Multiplier Pilot Program in which CISA would be required to train State, local, Tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies' employees and appropriate government officials to perform security vulnerability and terrorism risk assessments."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 116-476; House Report 116-476
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Date:
2020-08-14
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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