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Congress just doesn't see cybersecurity's sex appeal




Congress just doesn't see cybersecurity's sex appeal
Congress just doesn't see cybersecurity's sex appeal



http://fcw.com/articles/2010/06/07/cybereye-administration-acts.aspx 

By William Jackson
FCW.com
June 07, 2010

At last count, there were more than 40 bills, resolutions and amendments 
dealing with cybersecurity pending in the House and Senate. They offer 
funding for cybersecurity research and development, deplore developments 
in China, establish new consumer protections, update government 
regulations, and create new executive oversight authority.

But none of these seems to be heading for passage anytime soon. And by 
this date in an election year, soon is the only time left. With the 
campaign season already under way and summer recesses coming up, the 
111th Congress soon will be history, and everything will then need to 
start over.

During an administration that has declared cybersecurity a major 
national security issue and at a time when the term "cyber war" is 
cropping up in headlines and on talk shows, when the Internet is 
becoming synonymous with identity theft and phishing is being spelled 
with a "ph" as often as an "f," why is this so?

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