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Rockefeller attaches cybersecurity bill to NDAA 2014
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:21:41 PM »
http://rt.com/usa/rockefeller-cyber-ndaa-commerce-168/

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The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee submitted on Thursday an already-approved cybersecurity bill to be considered as an amendment to next year’s National Defense Authorization Act.

If the amendment manages to stay intact as Congress prepares to approve the 2014 NDAA, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)’s Cybersecurity Act of 2013 may finally be codified into law.

Rockefeller’s proposal, S.1353, was unanimously approved by the Commerce Committee in July but has stayed relatively dormant ever since. On Thursday he submitted that bill as an amendment to be considered as part of an annual Pentagon spending plan that could fast track his attempts to land his proposal on President Barack Obama’s desk after attempts in Congress to adopt cybersecurity legislation have largely proven to be futile.


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Re: Rockefeller attaches cybersecurity bill to NDAA 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 06:29:22 PM »
I'm guessing this has something to do with more government control of the internet, i.e., First Amendment rights?
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