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Senators introduce bill to federalize cybersecurity
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 06 April 2009 12:12

 A new bill would create a "cybersecurity czar" who would oversee the government's computer security programs. More controversially, the czar would have power over some private networks if they are considered to be "critical infrastructure."

 By Julian Sanchez | Last updated April 6, 2009 8:00 AM CT

  With President Obama's 60-day comprehensive review of US cybersecurity still underway, Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) on Wednesday introduced sweeping legislation that would establish a cybersecurity "czar" within the White House and bring both governmental and private sector "critical infrastructure" under a unified regulatory regime.   [ArsTechnica...]    [Comments...]

 

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