H.R. 1668: IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019

CBO Score

$35 million

Date of Report

Fri September 13th, 2019

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Robin Kelly — D — IL

Requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop guidelines on the appropriate and secure use of Internet of things (IoT) devices by federal agencies and develop minimum information security requirements for agencies to manage security vulnerabilities for those devices. In addition, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would promulgate standards for federal IoT devices that are consistent with NIST’s standards and guidelines. OMB would review and revise those standards at least once every five years and develop waivers to exclude certain IoT devices from the new standards. OMB would report to the Congress annually from 2020 through 2025 on the effectiveness of the standards and on the types and number of excluded devices. NIST also would publish standards for federal agencies, contractors, and vendors to systematically report and resolve security vulnerabilities for IoT devices. Each agency’s chief information officer would be required to ensure compliance. OMB would establish federal standards for that coordinated reporting process that are consistent with NIST’s standards and guidelines.

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