Coalition Letter Expressing Concerns about NDAA Critical Infrastructure Amendment

Subject
Concerns about NDAA Critical Infrastructure Amendment
Sender
Multiple Associations
Recipient
Chairman Gary Peters, Ranking Member Rob Portman, Chairman Jack Reed, Ranking Member James Inhofe
Date sent
September 16, 2022

Dear Chairman Peters, Chairman Reed, Ranking Member Portman, and Ranking Member Inhofe:

Our associations have concerns with provisions of H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, added by amendment 554 that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate certain critical infrastructure as systemically important entities (SIEs). We question the amendment’s ability to advance U.S. cybersecurity beyond the status quo. Among other things, the amendment would create unnecessary programmatic redundancies and put aggregated industry cyber reports at an elevated risk of exploitation by America’s foreign adversaries.

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