S.773 - Cybersecurity Act of 2009

A bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Cybersecurity Act of 2010 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Cybersecurity Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Cybersecurity Act of 2009 as introduced.

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mfitzy111 04/08/2009 7:24am

This is a bill that would give the government control of free speech on the internet. 1A denied. Jay Rockefeller said that the internet should have never been invented- we’ll we know he ment it should have never been given to the dumbed down masses, who are using it to educate themselves and learn what the Rockefeller kabal has been doing since they came to america- control. you know Jay you can’t control the idea of freedom- it’s too late. we know all about you and what your doing so give it up.
russians and chinese hacking our networks, yeah right
ever heard of non-networked and firewalled computers. I have. this bill is about controlling free speech pure and simple. The elites don’t like what they hear so they want to shut it down.

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jackofmanytrades 01/02/2010 8:50pm
in reply to Ocyris Apr 03, 2009 12:55pm

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

-James Madison (Speech at the Virginia Convention to ratify the Federal Constitution (1788-06-06))

This is one of those silent encroachments and it must be stopped.

AesSedai 02/23/2010 6:00am
in reply to 4freespeech Feb 15, 2010 5:06am

@4freespeech This is exactly what needs to happen!

mrdoctor100 04/20/2009 7:59pm

This is ridiculous. If this bill pass, Obama (directly himself) can implement Martial Law or National Emergency under any circumstances control over the internet.

Bye bye websites like Alex Jones, PAINSCOURT, and this one especially,Open Congress.org. PAIN is right: “You deserve every freedom you lose.”

Smokey10 02/15/2010 8:22am

One more thing, since the Bush administration they’ve discovered there is a whole lot of money they can get by stealing our rights through fear. That’s why our rights are being assaulted by bills like this one and more and more daily. It’s a national disgrace – our forefathers are turning over in their graves at these insults to such a monumental document they created that lays out the rights of all men and women and children. Do not let your rights be stolen by fear. Live not in fear. And don’t vote for the candidate that promises the most from the public treasury for you – vote for the best candidate. There is no difference between the 2 parties we now have, they’re all after largess from the Government that essentially comes from us. Seek out liberals that are in line with your views. Ron Paul is the only one that makes sense to me.

deborahg6 08/31/2009 3:36pm

Also, get rid of Olympia Snowe of Maine. What is up with this woman? What is up with Maine? Check out her voting record people….stimulus, Cap and Trade…what the heck?

racergirlmere 09/08/2009 5:08am
in reply to Ocyris Apr 03, 2009 12:55pm

Becoming more and more like Russia…..

cadaverousmob 04/07/2009 6:10pm

“They” have total control of the radio; “they” have total control of the media; “they” want total control of our last instrument of free speech. They’ll use excuses such as an increase in viruses, but that can easily be solved by using UNIX-based systems like Linux and Apple, since 99.999% of all viruses are Microsoft-based (I wonder why). Another excuse will be child pornography but that can easily be solved as well. Don’t let these b@stards take the Internet away!

Koristar 02/19/2010 12:29pm
in reply to justamick Feb 16, 2010 6:08am

There are millions of American people out there that know what the threats are out there. This bill is yet another attempt to crush our constitutional rights! It will in no way stop these threats. What it only does it allow the government complete control! NO!

In brief, Amendment I of our bill of rights states that Congress shall make NO law abridging our freedom of speech!

This proposed bill is a complete disgrace to the American people and our constitutional laws. By constitutional LAWS, this bill would, without a shadow of a doubt, be illegal to be passed! Not even parts of it. The Senate should simply know that the government should have zero control over the internet and trash the bill as whole. It just makes me sick how some people are so anti-constitutional, so un-American.

justamick, how can you not see that? are you a communist? are you even an American? Yes, I do have to question you. You seem very lost.

ryandsmith 12/20/2009 7:09pm

At the risk of sounding extreme I believe this bill to be evil and against the constitution of the United States. Congress nor the president have the power to control the flow of information to the American public. This bill is an end around to the US constitution.

The US constitution does not allow this kind of bill to become law.

Mrs_B 04/10/2009 11:35am

Sec. 14(a) Public Private Clearinghouse: “DESIGNATION- The Department of Commerce shall serve as the clearinghouse of cybersecurity threat and vulnerability information to Federal Government and private sector owned critical infrastructure information systems and networks.”

(b)The Secretary of Commerce(1)shall have access to all relevant data concerning such networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access."

CATCH THAT? The Dept. of Commerce is in charge of cybersecurity and is given access to ANY & ALL networks & nobody can say no to them!! What the heck nonsense is this, oh Senators???

DRSparktrician 06/23/2010 6:17pm

Is Stallin hiding in our Senate? Has Carl Marx been resurected? What has happened to this nation?

The very thought of a member of our government thinking about something like this sickens me.

justamick 11/11/2009 3:14am
in reply to tbgallien Oct 16, 2009 3:45pm

Geeze… yet another one. Look, the bill refers to the network security and information system infrastructure of the United States Govt. It seeks to standardize all the Information System Security policies of US Govt agencies. That is all. There is no erosion of civil liberties here buddy. Calm down, go drink a beer and relax.

gotogirl 08/29/2009 1:59pm
in reply to mel Apr 09, 2009 5:16am

You are partially correct about legislation originating in the House, but only legislation pertaining to spending must originate there. The Senate is free to introduce legislation that is not related to spending.

Anonymous 02/08/2010 6:02am

nazi commy cencership……….the rich are scared…hurry get your criminal laws in place….figures its a rockefeller wanting this….the whole world knows where the tryanny is comming from rocky

Strankon 04/05/2009 6:32am

“WE THE PEOPLE” really need to organize NOW!, before this dictorial regime repeals our First Ammendment Right to peaceably assemble and to redress our grievences. Although they probably couldn’t care less about what we might have to say. I’m afraid it may come down to a non-violent show of force, in order to let them know “WE THE PEOPLE” mean be business!

justamick 12/16/2009 11:50am
in reply to BenjaWiz Dec 16, 2009 5:47am

You absolutely have no clue what you are talking about AND you don’t make yourself look any better speaking like you do know what you’re talking about.

Theultimateg 04/06/2009 10:37pm

Eh, thought 266 was the one. Looks i found the right one now. What a joke this is. Its like they are laughing in our face and don’t even acknowledge that we have a Constitution.

adamc 10/09/2009 3:33pm
in reply to mel Apr 09, 2009 5:16am

Article 1, Section 7: All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Bills not related to the raising of revenue (such as this one) may be introduced in either the house or senate.

Also from Section 7:
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House…

fortermlimits 09/07/2009 6:46pm

Freedom of speech is our basic right and they have the gall to want to stop it?? Vote these guys out!!!

iamsean90 02/11/2010 7:03pm

Are you congressmen insane DO NOT PASS THIS BILL You have know right to censor the internet it is the only source for legit info. How Can We have the a free press Guaranteed by the First Amendment if The Government controls the last free source of information. If you Congressmen are trying to loose your seats then your doing a great job everyone call your Congressmen tell them they are gone if this bill isn’t shredded

coffee2go 06/30/2010 7:33am
in reply to DRSparktrician Jun 23, 2010 6:17pm

Sadly enough though, they are not just thinking about it…they are doing it.

Jrp7046 09/25/2009 12:56pm

This bill is downright evil and a complete violation of the Constitution. Why even swear to “Protect and Defends The Constitution of The United States of America” if you are just going to walk all over it?

jgides 09/01/2009 8:31am

I wouldn’t trust these clowns to drive my cat let alone trust them with CyberSecurity!!

BlackTigerpro 02/08/2010 11:54am

I’m doing everything I can to make this thing known and opposed. Down with the Fed long live free life!

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coffee2go 06/30/2010 7:31am

This is completely ridiculous. It is funny that the majority of dissent, at least toward this current administration, can primarily be found on the internet, as well as talk radio. They are targeting talk radio with the “fairness doctrine” and now this is their attempt to stifle the free flow of information and opinion on the internet. I rely almost exclusively on the internet to make my living as a freelance editor. Not to mention that I receive all my bills “paperlessly” and pay those bills online. Shutting down the internet would completely cripple commerce and this country. Isn’t that what such a “cyber terror attack” would hope to achieve. So instead of such an attack being a causing a minor disruption, the government will do the heavy lifting and bring everything to a standstill for the terrorists! Where are all of the liberals and ACLU types when it comes to this one? For all the people who don’t think we are on the road to socialism…look again.

phans4u 09/16/2009 10:09pm

PLEASE Don’t think about continuing to press this foolishness, Jay-bone. We, the Useless Eater Class, are starting to acquire a taste for criminal elitist types…and a Ravenous appetite, to accompany it. Rockefellers are Well-along, on their way to joining the most-recent, most-insidious, most-durable installment of the Kennedy Debacle, in the trashbin of History.

DianaAmerican 04/06/2009 8:31pm

It seems apparent that Most of the politicians really do not care about “We The People”. Their Love of Power has taken over. There is a solution in the “The Bill of Rights”. Just read it.

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