The House has passed HR-3359, designed to put greater emphasis at DHS on cybersecurity by redesignating its National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
The entity would be headed by a director of national cybersecurity and infrastructure security to lead national efforts to protect and enhance the security and resilience of U.S. cybersecurity, emergency communications, and critical infrastructure.
CISA would be composed of DHS components reorganized as: the cybersecurity division; the infrastructure security division; and (the emergency communications division, which was previously the office for emergency communications. the agency will also have a privacy officer to ensure compliance with relevant federal laws. CISA also would carry out DHS’s responsibilities concerning chemical facilities antiterrorism standards.