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S.3480 Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 15, 2010 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 698.

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  • 4% of users support S.3480

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Creates the Office of Cyberspace Policy and National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications to set standards and coordinate cybersecurity efforts within the government. Gives the NCCC broad powers over "critical infrastructure" in the case of a "national cyber emergency" (as declared by the President).

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Creates the Office of Cyberspace Policy and National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications to set standards and coordinate cybersecurity efforts within the government. Gives the NCCC broad powers over "critical infrastructure" in the case of a "national cyber emergency" (as declared by the President).

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    • Intelligence and National Security Alliance

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    • Secure ID Coalition

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    • Professional Services Council

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    • The Coalition for Government Procurement

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    • U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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    • Symantec Corporation

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    • SANS Institute

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    • Center for Democracy & Technology

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    • American Chemistry Council

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    • Freedomworks

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 18, 2010, by AbbeyNormal - I think a cyber attack would be far more safe than the government willy nilly shutting down parts or all of the internet. The federal government has far too many powers that were never granted them. They most certainly do not need this one. If they are worried about government leaks then the government should move off of the internet and set up their own government network that is completely separate from the public internet. That way they can protect themselves without infringing on more rights of the citizens.

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      As noted by AbbeyNormal, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 18, 2010, "I think a cyber attack would be far more safe than the government willy nilly shutting down parts or all of the internet. The federal government has far too many powers that were never granted them. They most certainly do not need this one. If they are worried about government leaks then the government should move off of the internet and set up their own government network that is completely separate from the public internet. That way they can protect themselves without infringing on more rights of the citizens."
    • On June 18, 2010, by DR1665 - What would such a large scale cyber-attack seek to accomplish? More than likely, the complete and total shut down of the internet - commerce and communication - within the United States. What would this bill give the President the power to do? Mandate a complete and total shut down of the internet - commerce and communication - within the United States. This sort of thing goes on in China and Venezuela. It shouldn't happen in America. Give them an inch, they take a mile. What happens when we give them a mile?

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      As noted by DR1665, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 18, 2010, "What would such a large scale cyber-attack seek to accomplish? More than likely, the complete and total shut down of the internet - commerce and communication - within the United States. What would this bill give the President the power to do? Mandate a complete and total shut down of the internet - commerce and communication - within the United States. This sort of thing goes on in China and Venezuela. It shouldn't happen in America. Give them an inch, they take a mile. What happens when we give them a mile?"
    • On June 21, 2010, by zeocrash - there is no way that this bill can be created to preserve people's freedoms. the bill it's self is an attack on people's freedoms. You say it's important to protect against attacks on the internet. This bill will allow the government to take down the internet within the US, disrupting communications in a way that most cyber attackers could only dream of.

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      As noted by zeocrash, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 21, 2010, "there is no way that this bill can be created to preserve people's freedoms. the bill it's self is an attack on people's freedoms. You say it's important to protect against attacks on the internet. This bill will allow the government to take down the internet within the US, disrupting communications in a way that most cyber attackers could only dream of. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.231: No More Tulias: Drug Law Enforcement Evidentiary ... - January 05, 2011 by opencongress.org - Opposing Bill, Opposing Senator, Opposing Representative. S.3480 Protecting Cyberspace... 2 · H.R.881 Right to Life Act. 2 · H.R.45 Blair Holt's Firearm ... 2 · H.R.231 H.R.231 ... Source: opencongress.org ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 05, 2011, "Opposing Bill, Opposing Senator, Opposing Representative. S.3480 Protecting Cyberspace... 2 · H.R.881 Right to Life Act. 2 · H.R.45 Blair Holt's Firearm ... 2 · H.R.231 H.R.231 ... Source: opencongress.org ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h231/show)
    • Government Secrets – The Wikileaks Controversy · NRS Wealth Management - January 01, 2011 by NRS Wealth Management - The lastest example I've seen is “the kill switch bill” S. 3480 going through the senate right now. Troublesome. But the bill doesn't have much support right now, thank god. onlywhenprovoked Says: January 3rd, 2011 at 1:18 pm ...

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      As noted by NRS Wealth Management on January 01, 2011, "The lastest example I've seen is “the kill switch bill” S. 3480 going through the senate right now. Troublesome. But the bill doesn't have much support right now, thank god. onlywhenprovoked Says: January 3rd, 2011 at 1:18 pm ..." (http://nrswealth.com/index.php/2011/01/government-secrets-the-wikileaks-controversy/)
    • Computer security :: 네이버 블로그 - December 29, 2010 by freethinker1님의 블로그 - On June 19, 2010, United States Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) introduced a bill called "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 - S.3480" (full text in pdf), which he co-wrote with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator ...

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      As noted by freethinker1님의 블로그 on December 29, 2010, "On June 19, 2010, United States Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) introduced a bill called "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 - S.3480" (full text in pdf), which he co-wrote with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator ..." (http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=freethinker1&logNo=20119615505)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • House DHS Cyber Bill Unveiled - November 17, 2010 by GovExec.com - ...Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act, along with co-sponsors Jane Harman, D-Calif., and Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y. Unlike S.3480, the 2010 Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affai

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      As noted by GovExec.com on November 17, 2010, "...Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act, along with co-sponsors Jane Harman, D-Calif., and Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y. Unlike S.3480, the 2010 Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, which the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affai" (http://techinsider.nextgov.com/2010/11/house_dhs_cyber_bill_unveiled.php)
    • DITZ: Militarized Internet will trample freedom - October 06, 2010 by Washington Times - ...forgotten after its initial introduction in June, the "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010," S.3480, was back in the headlines following its recent endorsement by former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who said he believes the president n

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      As noted by Washington Times on October 06, 2010, "...forgotten after its initial introduction in June, the "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010," S.3480, was back in the headlines following its recent endorsement by former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who said he believes the president n" (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/7/militarized-internet-will-trample-freedom/)
    • AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND LIEBERMAN, COLLINS, CARPER ... - July 31, 2010 by TMCnet - ... appreciation for a letter of support from the American Chemistry Council, which lauded the bill, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, S. 3480. ...

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      As noted by TMCnet on July 31, 2010, " ... appreciation for a letter of support from the American Chemistry Council, which lauded the bill, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, S. 3480. ... " (http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-american-chemistry-council-throws-support-behind-lieberman-collins-/2010/08/01/4932367.htm)
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