Congress Resurrects Cybersecurity Enhancement Act
June 8, 2011
By Eric Chabrow
The House passage of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act was one of the few IT security legislative success of the last Congress but proved to be a hollow one; the bill never got out of a Senate committee.
The measure aimed to boost cybersecurity research and the federal cyber workforce is back. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., introduced Tuesday the latest version of the bill.
"It's been more than a year since the House passed this bill by an overwhelming margin," said Lipinski, who introduced the act in the 111th Congress. "Since then, the problem of cybercrime has only increased."
According to the sponsors, the measure would:
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