This bill would give the heads of federal agencies the authority to do anything to secure any information stored electronically by each agency. Basically, it gives the heads of federal agencies the ability to make changes to their agency’s cybersecurity without notifying anyone in advance.
The bill was amended before being sent to the floor of the House to include a provision which prevents the bill from modifying existing laws about federal cybersecurity. The bill specifically mentions the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, which deals with cybersecurity information sharing between the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Defense.
However, the bill would overturn a decision by the Federal Labor Relations Authority from 2014 that prevents federal agencies from blocking employee access to e-mail.