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House Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Bill

eldavojohn (898314) writes | more than 4 years ago

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eldavojohn (898314) writes "The Caucus, a NY Times Blog, is reporting on the overwhelming majority vote (422 yeas) the House gave a new cybersecurity bill. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, H.R. 4061 has a number of interesting provisions. Representative Michael Arcuri, a Democrat of New York who sponsored the bill called cybersecurity the "Manhattan Project of our generation" and estimated the US needs 500 to 1,000 more "cyber warriors" every year in order to keep up with potential enemies. The new bill 'authorizes one single entity, the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to represent the government in negotiations over international standards and orders the White House office of technology to convene a cybersecurity university-industry task force to guide the direction of future research.'"
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