Tag Archives: Tom Carper

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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Senate May Attach Cyber Legislation to Defense Authorization Bill

The Senate is considering adding cybersecurity legislation to the defense authorization bill to ensure that some semblance of cyber legislation is passed this year, Sen. Thomas Carper told GovInfoSecurity. “It’s hard to get a measure like cybersecurity legislation passed on its own,” Carper said. Cyber backers are considering adding cyber …

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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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