Davis works to salvage security bill in HSD deal

Rep. Tom Davis wants to see some of his Federal Information Security Management Act rolled into Homeland Security Department legislation.

The Virginia Republican, chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy, has asked Reps. Richard Armey (R-Texas) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the leaders of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, to add provisions of HR 3844 to the final homeland security bill.

The Davis bill was not part of the select committee's markup because of time constraints, although Davis said the committee agreed to its components in principle. The Government Reform Committee and the Science Committee initially considered HR 3844, but the bill stalled in subcommittees.

Besides calling for the development and use of security standards by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Davis bill would make permanent the risk management security reviews imposed under the Government Information Security Reform Act.

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