"It has become a check-the-box compliance activity that all too often has little to do with minimizing security threats," Issa said Thursday.


"The bill aims to harness the last decade of technological innovation in securing federal information systems," he said of H.R. 4257. "It amends FISMA to move beyond the check-the-box compliance mentality. Our bill calls for automated and continuous monitoring… of government information systems."

The bill was approved by unanimous consent after being brought up under a suspension of House rules. Suspension bills are usually non-controversial, and must pass by a two-thirds majority vote.