Congress Kills Cybersecurity Bill, White House Action Expected

By | November 19, 2012

Source: Information Week

by J. Nicholas Hoover

In this article “Comprehensive cybersecurity regulatory reform failed yet again in the Senate on Thursday, but the White House is not waiting for Congress to act and will likely use an executive order to carry out some elements of the bill.

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans — joined by a small group of Democrats — again blocked the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 from coming to the Senate floor. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attributed the opposition to a fast-tracked process and the failure to allow fully open amendments. Numerous national security officials have urged the bill’s passage, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has repeatedly voiced strong opposition.”

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