White House, Congress Renew Cybersecurity Push

November 29, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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In a rare showing of bipartisanship, members of Congress and the White House are trying to breathe new life into the effort to enact national cybersecurity legislation. In a recent flurry of activity, mainly between the Obama administration and the Senate, the issue got back on the legislative track.

In addition to putting the legislation at the top of the agenda, lawmakers signaled that agreement was beginning to emerge on substantive components of the complex initiative. The first public hint that some activity was afoot was a brief acknowledgement in late October that members of the White House staff had met on Capitol Hill with several senators of both parties to discuss approaches to cybersecurity legislation.

“Some good news: just last week, we had a very encouraging meeting with a bipartisan group of Senators that ended with agreement to work together to enact cyber security legislation as soon as possible,” said Howard Schmidt, cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president, in an Oct. 28 blog post.

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