Update 1: U.S. Non-Military Cybersecurity Research & Development and Related Policies

There are a plethora of legislative proposals currently being considered in Congress regarding cybersecurity, and certainly more can be expected. These proposals range a broad spectrum of issues dealing with privacy and information sharing to cybercrime offenses and punishment. However, this document primarily deals with non-military cybersecurity research and development, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) activities, federal cybersecurity workforce issues, and promotion of cybersecurity awareness and education efforts, among other things. We will update this document as Congress takes legislative action regarding these programs.