The Weekly Analysis
Jurisdictional issues help keep cyber legislation in the slow lane
Two pieces of cyber legislation – on securing the Department of Homeland Security's role and a proposal for auditing federal systems – are facing jurisdictional challenges on Capitol Hill, while the wait continues for President Trump's executive order on cybersecurity.
Jurisdictional issues have long been a bugaboo of cyber policymaking in Congress. Sometimes the competition between and among committees has served to halt ill-considered proposals before they get too far along in the process. And sometimes those tensions have prevented...