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Senators Rockefeller (D-WV), Snowe (R-ME), and Nelson (D-FL) Introduce Cyber-Security Legislation

On April 1, 2009, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced comprehensive cyber-security legislation to address the nation’s vulnerability to cyber-crime, global cyber-espionage, and cyber attacks that could potentially cripple the United States’ critical infrastructure, including the nation’s bulk electric grid.

Specifically, Sens. Rockefeller, Snowe, and Nelson introduced Senate Bill 778, which seeks to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor within the Executive Office of the President, as well as Senate Bill 773, which seeks to develop a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cyber-security defenses against disruption and generally promote cyber-security awareness in conjunction with the continued development and exploitation of the internet and internet communications.

To view Senate Bill 773, click here.
To view Senate Bill 778, click here.