The US Senate’s cybersecurity legislation is expected to be unveiled Tuesday and will be the first of its kind in US history.
The bill would require federal agencies to assess the potential for cyberattacks on the federal government, and would create a cybersecurity council, which would be tasked with developing a cyber-security plan that could be used by lawmakers and the president to strengthen cybersecurity.
The bill also would provide $4 billion for a new federal cyber-crime task force, and it would create new federal information-sharing agreements, according to The Hill.
The legislation would also create an office to provide information about cybersecurity, a task force to oversee federal agencies’ cyber-incident response and an office of the president on the cyber-threat environment, according Politico.
The Senate is expected on Tuesday to vote on the legislation, which is supported by the White House, the Democratic and Republican National Committees and the business and labor groups.
The House has not yet voted on the bill.