Upcoming Bill Would Lock Down Agencies' Internet-Connected Devices

NextGov: A House lawmaker wants federal agencies to prioritize cybersecurity when buying internet-connected devices.

The Internet of Things Federal Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., plans to introduce next week, would require all internet-connected devices purchased by the government to meet a set of basic cybersecurity standards. The bill would also pressure agencies to avoid using so-called "lowest price technically acceptable" criteria when choosing vendors for those devices.

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