Tag Archives: Joe Lieberman

Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

The Senate will not consider Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposed cybersecurity legislation until after the November election, he recently told National Journal reporter Josh Smith. Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee is still hopeful something can happen after the election, telling Smith the Senate could strike an agreement to move …

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Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper propose a “gold standard” in cybersecurity to help protect networks and computers from hackers and potentially, a “digital Pearl Harbor.” The proposal would grant the Department of Homeland Security statutory authority to work with the …

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DHS to Recruit 140 Cyber Warriors to Defend US Networks, Systems

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to amp up its cybersecurity workforce by more than 50 percent in efforts to spearhead governmentwide efforts to secure federal networks against cyber attacks as detailed in the Obama administration’s recent cybersecurity proposal. Testifying before a Senate committee on Monday, Phillip Reitinger, deputy …

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Internet Kill Switch Possible?

The Egyptian government’s multiday deactivation of the Internet, in the wake of the turmoil in the country, have raised concerns and questions about whether the U.S. government could block Internet access by implementing a “kill switch” to protect the country in the event of a cyber emergency. Last summer, Sen. …

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Comprehensive Cyber Bill Clears Committee

Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved comprehensive cybersecurity legislation. The new bill, The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480, was sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper and will create a permanent, Senate-confirmed cybersecurity coordinator within the White House. …

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Cyber Bill Clears Committee

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has unanimously approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill yesterday. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, S.3480, submitted by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, would create a new cyber center within the Department of Homeland Security and create …

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Senate Homeland Security Committee OK’s Cyber Bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill that would shape how the federal government protects public and private sector cyber networks. The bill, co-sponsored by  Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, would create a White House Office of Cyberspace Policy to lead …

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INSA Chairwoman: Partnership is the Way Forward

In order to move froward with securing the nation’s networks, the government and private sectors must work together, Frances Townsend, Chairwoman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) board, told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee during a hearing June 15. During a hearing to …

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‘We cannot afford to wait for a ‘cyber 9/11,’ Say Lieberman, et al

Proposed legislation introduced last week calls to modernize, strengthen and coordinate the security of federal civilian and select private-sector critical infrastructure cyber networks. Introduced by Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-De., the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act …

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Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill

Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me) unveiled a new cybersecurity bill yesterday along with Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper (D-De). The legislation looks to strengthen, modernize and coordinate federal civilian networks and select private sector networks that are part of the critical infrastructure. The Protecting …

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DHS Looks at In-Sourcing, Will Other Agencies Follow?

The issue of in-sourcing, bringing “inherently governmental functions” back inside the government, has become more prevalent during the Obama Administration’s tenure. On Tuesday of last week, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and ranking member Susan Collins sent a letter to DHS Secretary …

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Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Last Friday, Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, outlined the key principles he hopes to include in legislation put forward with Susan Collins on cybersecurity, including a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator positioned in the White House. On Monday, Senator Susan Collins spoke before the Homeland …

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