Last week Rep Cartwright (D,PA) introduced HR 8256,
the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023.
The House Appropriations Committee completed their
on the bill. There are two cybersecurity mentions beyond internal
agency cybersecurity funding in the bill. There are four additional
cybersecurity related mentions in the Report.

As one of the 12 primary spending bills, this bill is likely
to make it to the floor of House where numerous amendments will be offered and
many will be adopted. Then the bill will pass by a near party line vote. Then,
as in years past, the bill will die of lack of attention in the Senate. Then
around December, we will see some sort of omnibus spending bill passed. There
will be some recognizable similarity of the CJS provisions of that bill to this
one. More importantly, the conference report for that bill will incorporate the
report for this bill.

For more details about the cybersecurity provisions of the
bill, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis –
– subscription required.

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