Senate begins work on FISMA update

December 17, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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An update to the Federal Information Security Management Act is under review by members of Congress.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Thursday night during a speech before the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council (HSDBC) in Washington that congressional staff is reviewing a draft of the changes to FISMA.

“Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised that the Senate will consider comprehensive cybersecurity legislation early next year, and we are hard at work in advance of that deadline,” according to Lieberman’s prepared remarks given to the media before the speech. “On Monday, we circulated to stakeholders a staff draft of legislative language that would improve critical infrastructure security. More titles will be circulated in the weeks to come and we are looking forward to meeting with interested parties to discuss these proposals.”

Senate lawmakers have been trying to update FISMA for the last three years.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.