The National Risk Management Act was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation is designed to strengthen the defense of critical infrastructure sectors.

The legislation would require the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to consult with sector risk management agencies, critical infrastructure owners and operators, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and the National Cyber Director, to develop and establish a national risk management cycle. 

This recurring process would identify risks to critical infrastructure and the associated likelihoods, vulnerabilities and consequences of each identified risk.