Cybersecurity Markup Cancelled

Hill hearing and markup cancellations continued Tuesday as the government appeared to be settling in for at least a several-day shutdown, which will necessitate yet another delay in dealing with the growing cybersecurity threats to the nation's critical infrastructure.

Latest among those was a scheduled Oct. 2 House Homeland Security markup of several bills, including one amending the Homeland Security Act of 2002 affecting laws on critical infrastructure and security technologies and a stand-alone bill, the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act, which would "establish cybersecurity occupation classifications, assess the cybersecurity workforce, develop a strategy to address identified gaps in the cybersecurity workforce, and for other purposes."

No new date was given.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.