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S.773 Cybersecurity Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 22, 2010 By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 111-384.

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  • 94% of users oppose S.773

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    94% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.773.
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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is comprehensive legislation designed to address our nation's vulnerabilities to cyber crime, global cyber espionage, and cyber attacks. It would establish a new Cybersecurity Advisory Panel within the White House and stream-line the cybersecurity effort through all levels of government. The bill also calls on the Department of Commerce to establish and maintain a clearinghouse on information related to cybsecurity threat and vulnerability information to public and private infrastructure deemed "critical" by the President. The Secretary of Commerce would be given access to this information "without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access." The bill would also give the President new authority to "declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network."

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is comprehensive legislation designed to address our nation's vulnerabilities to cyber crime, global cyber espionage, and cyber attacks. It would establish a new Cybersecurity Advisory Panel within the White House and stream-line the cybersecurity effort through all levels of government. The bill also calls on the Department of Commerce to establish and maintain a clearinghouse on information related to cybsecurity threat and vulnerability information to public and private infrastructure deemed "critical" by the President. The Secretary of Commerce would be given access to this information "without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access." The bill would also give the President new authority to "declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network."

    Supporting Organizations

    • Information Systems Audit and Control Association

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    • Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Center for Democracy & Technology

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    • Electronic Frontier Foundation

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      I know that the organization Electronic Frontier Foundation opposes S.773
    • Campaign for Liberty

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    • American Center for Law and Justice

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 03, 2009, by Ocyris - I've been looking for this one. Where in the constitution is the congress given the power to regulate the flow of information? Simple it isn't and that's the point. This is another enormous grab for power by the federal government in the "Public's Interested" when it is completely against the same. As many know security on the internet requires administrator to be very agile and independent. Adding a federal bureaucracy on top of it all would be the same as trying to break dance with a dead elephant strap to your back. Or perhaps to be bipartisan dead elephant and donkey.

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      As noted by Ocyris, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 03, 2009, "I've been looking for this one. Where in the constitution is the congress given the power to regulate the flow of information? Simple it isn't and that's the point. This is another enormous grab for power by the federal government in the "Public's Interested" when it is completely against the same. As many know security on the internet requires administrator to be very agile and independent. Adding a federal bureaucracy on top of it all would be the same as trying to break dance with a dead elephant strap to your back. Or perhaps to be bipartisan dead elephant and donkey."
    • On April 03, 2009, by rmcc4444 - Enough is enough. What is it going to take for you people to get off your couch and do something? Join a group and get active for gods sake. Where do you people draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough? This is AMERICA. Things are so out of whack they we aren't even looking at the real issues. Do you think Thomas Jefferson had to get a marriage license? A concealed carry permit? A permit to organize on public streets? Time is running out. If you think I'm an alarmist I suggest you keep doing your research until you get it.

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      As noted by rmcc4444, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 03, 2009, "Enough is enough. What is it going to take for you people to get off your couch and do something? Join a group and get active for gods sake. Where do you people draw a line in the sand and say enough is enough? This is AMERICA. Things are so out of whack they we aren't even looking at the real issues. Do you think Thomas Jefferson had to get a marriage license? A concealed carry permit? A permit to organize on public streets? Time is running out. If you think I'm an alarmist I suggest you keep doing your research until you get it. "
    • On April 07, 2009, by cadaverousmob - The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 was introduced by Sen. John Rockefeller. "We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nation will accept the New World Order."—David Rockefeller "...to shape a New World Order..."—Nelson Rockefeller "We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during these years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government...The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable..."—David Rockefeller

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      As noted by cadaverousmob, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 07, 2009, "The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 was introduced by Sen. John Rockefeller. "We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nation will accept the New World Order."—David Rockefeller "...to shape a New World Order..."—Nelson Rockefeller "We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during these years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government...The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable..."—David Rockefeller"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.773: A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ... - April 07, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.773 A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide parity under group health plans and ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 07, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.773 A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide parity under group health plans and ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s773/show)
    • ROBERT H. DAHL (TRADING AS DAHL & CO.) APPELLANT; AND NELSON ... - January 03, 2011 by 73 Wire - n(1) 1 B. & S. 773. n(2) 8 B. & C. 119. cargo there and pay the freight, I think they would have come to as prudent an arrangement as could well be devised. They preferred to keep unaltered the old form, “or so near thereto as she may ...

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      As noted by 73 Wire on January 03, 2011, "n(1) 1 B. & S. 773. n(2) 8 B. & C. 119. cargo there and pay the freight, I think they would have come to as prudent an arrangement as could well be devised. They preferred to keep unaltered the old form, “or so near thereto as she may ..." (http://73wire.com/england-and-wales/robert-h-dahl-trading-as-dahl-and-nelson-donkin-and-others-respondents/)
    • Internet Black Out Bill in Senate | BusinessTelecommunicationsHelp ... - December 31, 2010 by BusinessTelecommunicationsHelp.com Blog - CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. ...

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      As noted by BusinessTelecommunicationsHelp.com Blog on December 31, 2010, "CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency. ..." (http://www.businesstelecommunicationshelp.com/blog/150/telecommunications-sector/internet-black-out-bill-in-senate/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Is the End Game of Wikileaks Internet Censorship? - December 20, 2010 by Zero Hedge - ...scandal. In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the President unlimited power to disconnect private-sector computers from the internet. The bill "would allo

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      As noted by Zero Hedge on December 20, 2010, "...scandal. In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the President unlimited power to disconnect private-sector computers from the internet. The bill "would allo" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~3/r_cVIe3sTRA/end-game-wikileaks-internet-censorship)
    • Wikileaks: A Big Dangerous US Government Con Job - December 12, 2010 by Scoop.co.nz - In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the President ...

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      As noted by Scoop.co.nz on December 12, 2010, " In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the President ... " (http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1012/S00138/wikileaks-a-big-dangerous-us-government-con-job.htm)
    • 'Cables and Leaks: Friends and Foes' By Erick San Juan (Makati City) - December 12, 2010 by Mindanao Examiner - In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cyber Security Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the US President ...

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      As noted by Mindanao Examiner on December 12, 2010, " In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cyber Security Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the US President ... " (http://www.mindanaoexaminer.com/news.php?news_id=20101213091134)
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