The House will take up on Tuesday a bill that would require theÂ Department of Homeland Security to report procedures and policies to disclose identified computer software vulnerabilities, Nextgov reported Monday.
TheÂ Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure ActÂ would also mandate the DHS secretary to describe how the department head cooperates with other federal agencies and critical infrastructure sectors in efforts to detect, prevent and address cyber vulnerabilities.
Former and current administration officials have said the government discloses nearly 90 percent of software vulnerabilities authorities uncover, the report noted.
The House Homeland Security Committee approved the bill, introduced byÂ Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), through a voice vote in September last year.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the cost of implementing the billÂ would not exceed $500,000 through 2022.