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02/06/2020          

Safe Communities Act of 2020

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02/06/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5780 

To enhance stakeholder outreach to and operational engagement with owners 
and operators of critical infrastructure and other relevant stakeholders 
by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to bolster secu-
rity against acts of terrorism and other homeland security threats, includ-
ing by maintaining a clearinghouse of security guidance, best practices, 
and other voluntary content developed by the Agency or aggregated 
from trusted sources, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 
Ms. UNDERWOOD (for herself and Mr. KATKO) introduced the following bill; 

which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security 

A BILL 
To enhance stakeholder outreach to and operational engage-

ment with owners and operators of critical infrastructure 
and other relevant stakeholders by the Cybersecurity and 
Infrastructure Security Agency to bolster security against 
acts of terrorism and other homeland security threats, 
including by maintaining a clearinghouse of security 
guidance, best practices, and other voluntary content de-
veloped by the Agency or aggregated from trusted 
sources, and for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 1

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Safe Communities Act 2

of 2020’’. 3

SEC. 2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF CISA DIRECTOR RELATING 4

TO SECURITY RESOURCES CLEARINGHOUSE. 5

Subsection (c) of section 2202 of the Homeland Secu-6

rity Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 652) is amended— 7

(1) by redesignating paragraphs (6) through 8

(11) as paragraphs (7) through (12), respectively; 9

and 10

(2) by inserting after paragraph (5) the fol-11

lowing new paragraph: 12

‘‘(6) maintain a clearinghouse for owners and 13

operators of critical infrastructure and other rel-14

evant stakeholders to access security guidance, best 15

practices, and other voluntary content developed by 16

the Agency in a manner consistent with the require-17

ments of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 18

1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) and the Plain Writing Act 19

of 2010 (5 U.S.C. note) or aggregated from trusted 20

sources;’’. 21

SEC. 3. STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND OPERATIONAL EN-22

GAGEMENT STRATEGY. 23

(a) STRATEGY.—Not later than 180 days after the 24

date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Cy-25

bersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the De-26

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partment of Homeland Security shall issue a strategy to 1

improve stakeholder outreach and operational engagement 2

that includes the Agency’s strategic and operational goals 3

and priorities for carrying out stakeholder engagement ac-4

tivities. 5

(b) CONTENTS.—The stakeholder outreach and oper-6

ational engagement strategy issued under subsection (a) 7

shall include the following: 8

(1) A catalogue of the stakeholder engagement 9

activities and services delivered by protective security 10

advisors and cybersecurity advisors of the Cyberse-11

curity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the De-12

partment of Homeland Security, including the loca-13

tions of the stakeholder engagement and services de-14

livered and the critical infrastructure sectors (as 15

such term is defined in section 2001(3) of the 16

Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 601(3)) 17

involved. 18

(2) An assessment of the capacity of programs 19

of the Agency to deploy protective security advisors 20

and cybersecurity advisors, including the adequacy 21

of such advisors to meet service requests and the 22

ability of such advisors to engage with and deliver 23

services to stakeholders in urban, suburban, and 24

rural areas. 25

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(3) Long-term objectives of the protective secu-1

rity advisor and cybersecurity advisor programs, in-2

cluding cross-training of the protective security advi-3

sor and cybersecurity advisor workforce to optimize 4

the capabilities of such programs and capacity goals. 5

(4) A description of programs, policies, and ac-6

tivities used to carry out such stakeholder engage-7

ment activities and services under paragraph (1). 8

(5) Resources and personnel necessary to effec-9

tively support critical infrastructure owners and op-10

erators and other entities, as appropriate, based on 11

current and projected demand for Agency services. 12

(6) Guidance on how outreach to critical infra-13

structure owners and operators in a region should be 14

prioritized. 15

(7) Plans to ensure that stakeholder engage-16

ment field personnel of the Agency have a clear un-17

derstanding of expectations for engagement within 18

each critical infrastructure sector and subsector, 19

whether during steady state or surge capacity. 20

(8) Metrics for measuring the effectiveness of 21

stakeholder engagement activities and services under 22

paragraph (1), including mechanisms to track re-23

gional engagement of field personnel of the Agency 24

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with critical infrastructure owners and operators, 1

and how frequently such engagement takes place. 2

(9) Plans for awareness campaigns to famil-3

iarize owners and operators of critical infrastructure 4

with security resources and support offered by the 5

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 6

including the clearinghouse maintained pursuant to 7

paragraph (6) of section 2202(c) of the Homeland 8

Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 652(c)), as added by 9

section 2. 10

(c) STAKEHOLDER INPUT.—In issuing the stake-11

holder outreach and operational engagement strategy re-12

quired under subsection (a), the Director of the Cyberse-13

curity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Depart-14

ment of Homeland Security shall, to the extent prac-15

ticable, solicit input from stakeholders representing the 16

following: 17

(1) Each of the critical infrastructure sectors. 18

(2) Critical infrastructure owners and operators 19

located in each region in which the Agency main-20

tains a field office. 21

(d) IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.—Not later than 90 22

days after issuing the stakeholder outreach and oper-23

ational engagement strategy required under subsection 24

(a), the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 25

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Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security 1

shall issue an implementation plan for the strategy that 2

includes the following: 3

(1) Strategic objectives and corresponding tasks 4

for protective security advisor and cybersecurity ad-5

visor workforce development, training, and retention 6

plans. 7

(2) Projected timelines, benchmarks, and re-8

source requirements for such tasks. 9

(3) Metrics to evaluate the performance of such 10

tasks. 11

(e) CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT.—Upon issuance of 12

the implementation plan required under subsection (d), 13

the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Secu-14

rity Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, 15

shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of 16

the House of Representatives and the Committee on 17

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Sen-18

ate the stakeholder outreach and operational engagement 19

strategy required under subsection (a) and the implemen-20

tation plan required under subsection (b), together with 21

any other associated legislative or budgetary proposals re-22

lating thereto. 23

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SEC. 4. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY PROTECTIVE SECU-1

RITY ADVISORS. 2

The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 3

Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security 4

shall ensure, to the greatest extent practicable, protective 5

security advisors of the Agency are disseminating home-6

land security information on voluntary programs and serv-7

ices of the Department of Homeland Security, including 8

regarding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, to bol-9

ster security and terrorism resilience. 10

SEC. 5. PROTECTIVE SECURITY ADVISOR FORCE MULTI-11

PLIER PILOT PROGRAM. 12

(a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the 13

date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Cy-14

bersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the De-15

partment of Homeland Security shall establish a one-year 16

pilot program for State, local, Tribal, and territorial law 17

enforcement agencies and appropriate government officials 18

to be trained by protective security advisors of the Agency 19

regarding carrying out security vulnerability or terrorism 20

risk assessments of facilities. 21

(b) REPORT.—Not later than 90 days after the com-22

pletion of the pilot program under subsection (a), the Di-23

rector of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security 24

Agency of the Department of Homeland Security shall re-25

port on such pilot program to the Committee on Homeland 26

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Security of the House of Representatives and the Com-1

mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 2

of the Senate. 3

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Lauren Underwood D-IL 02/06/2020 Sponsor
John Katko R-NY 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Ordered to be Reported (Amended).Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/12/2020 President Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/06/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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(e)Congressional oversightUpon issuance of the implementation plan required under subsection (d), the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate the stakeholder outreach and operational engagement strategy required under subsection (a) and the implementation plan required un

Congressional oversight
(e)Congressional oversightUpon issuance of the implementation plan required under subsection (d), the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate the stakeholder outreach and operational engagement strategy required under subsection (a) and the implementation plan required un

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652) is amended— (1)by redesignating paragraphs (6) through (11) as paragraphs (7) through (12), respectively; and (2)by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraph: (6)maintain a clearinghouse for owners and operators of critical infrastructure and other relevant stakeholders to access security guidance, best practices, and other voluntary content developed by the Agency in a manner consistent with the requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U


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