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  • Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 private sector to identify potential […] More

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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 legislation to a bill that […] More

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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. The bill will also create […] More

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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 a White House Office of […] More

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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 federal and private sector initiatives […] More

  • McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee Officials: Government Must Be Careful Not to Stifle Innovation

    Last Friday, McAfee officials expressed their praise for the recently proposed cyber bill but voiced reservations over the bill’s possible impact to private sector innovation. The bill, which was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, looks to provide DHS with the power to dictate cybersecurity requirements to private sector companies, which […] More

  • INSA Chairwoman: Partnership is the Way Forward - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 discuss the Protecting Cyberspace as […] More

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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 of 2010 proposes the creation […] More

  • Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 Cyberspace as a National Asset […] More

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