• DHS Announces Public Hearings and Requests Comments on Handling of Critical Infrastructure Information
  • May 17, 2016
  • Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington Office
  • The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will hold a series of public hearings and request comments on revising its regulations regarding the handling of protected critical-infrastructure information (“PCII”) in an automated and electronic format. According to the notice published in the Federal Register, DHS is requesting comments on revising its rules regarding: “(1) automated submissions and an expansion of categorical inclusions, (2) marking PCII, (3) sharing PCII with foreign governments, (4) regulatory access, (5) safeguarding, (6) oversight and compliance, (7) alignment with other information protection programs, and (8) the administration of PCII at the State, local, tribal, and territorial level.” Comments are due by July 20, and a series of listening sessions will be held by DHS on May 12, 17, and 19.