White House throws some cybersecurity policy control to Congress

The Obama administration will give up some control over cybersecurity policies, letting Congress make them permanent in statutes, in order to implement proposed legislation more quickly, Aliya Sternstein writes in Nextgov.

Earlier, the White House sent Capitol Hill 52 pages of language for consideration as part of a network protection bill that would give agencies the right to make rules, which often involves White House reviews and time for public comment periods, the article noted. The acquiesence to Congress is intended to speed up the process.

Other administration proposals would use the regulatory process to include descriptions of notifications that businesses would have to issue to regulators, customers and the news media because of data breaches, the story said.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

  • global network (Pushish Images/Shutterstock.com)

    As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes.

  • FCW Perspectives
    cloud (Singkham/Shutterstock.com)

    A smarter approach to cloud

    Advances in cloud technology are shifting the focus toward choosing the right tool for the job and crafting solutions that truly modernize systems.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.