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[January 15, 2014]
Rep. Barber Introduces Bill to Provide Cybersecurity Standards for Information Technology Requirements
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) by MERLY LAPIG Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation (H.R. 3847) to "require the Secretary of Homeland Security the responsibility to develop and provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services risk-based, performance-based cybersecurity standards for the Federal information technology requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the healthcare.gov website." The bill was introduced on Jan. 10 and has two co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.
The legislation was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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