June 2018, Vol. 245, No. 6

Government

House Considers Pipeline Cybersecurity Bill

Concerns in Congress about the inability of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to monitor gas pipeline hacking vulnerabilities are the stimulus behind a bipartisan bill that would give the Department of Energy new non-regulatory powers to plug the gaps in TSA oversight. A House Energy & Commerce subcommittee passed the Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act (H.R. 5175) in late April by a voice vote. It is apparently a non-controversial measure that should have no trouble clearing the House and Senate and being signed by President Trump. Energy Secretary Rick Perry asked Congress to expand his cybersecurity authority and has created a new cybersecurity of

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