Rep. Duncan Authors and Passes Cybersecurity Legislation in Committee

July 22, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. - Yesterday, the Energy and Commerce Committee accepted and passed one of Congressman Duncan’s bills to bolster cybersecurity in this country by formally establishing the Office of Policy Development and Cybersecurity (OPDC) within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

The bill, H.R.4046 - NTIA Policy and Cybersecurity Coordination Act, resulted from bipartisan, cooperative work with Susan Wild of Pennsylvania (D) and John Curtis of Utah (R). It will officially define the agency’s role in developing policy to address the cybersecurity threats of the last two decades.

“The threats to our national infrastructure have been made clear in recent weeks, most notably with the hack of the Colonial Pipeline and continued ransomware attacks around the country,” said Congressman Duncan. “The NTIA Policy and Cybersecurity Coordination Act will help provide the federal government and industry with the tools to protect American citizens, businesses, and state and local governments from the foreign hackers who attack us every day. I look forward to hopefully passing this important legislation out of the House of Representatives in the coming weeks.”

To view the committee proceedings, click HERE.