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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    mel 04/09/2009 5:16am

    This is an extremely alarming development, we all agree. But after we ‘get off our couch’, what do we do? I, you and all others commenting here recognize the threat, and understand ‘something’ must be done, BUT WHAT!?!!!!!!! WHAT!!!? I implore you to tell us WHAT????!!

    I have always understood that the House of Representatives was where all legislation is to be introduced. But it seems that bills are being drafted and bypassing the House as we see with these two S.773 & S.778. Besides calling our treasonous senators on this (mine being B. Nelson of Florida who actually is co-sponsor to these bills!)faxing them, e-mailing them, TEA party protests, mailing and e-mailing all of my friends, family and e-mail contacts……………what else do we do?? You provoke but you don’t offer any suggestions for those of us who have long given up our cushy sofas! I await your lead, or do you only rattle cages and await others to lead? Mel

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    InksLWC 08/28/2009 9:07am

    Legislation can be introduced in either the Senate or the House. Legislation never bypasses the upper or lower house. If this bill passes the Senate, it would have to be voted on by the House too.

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    tjgmba 08/30/2009 6:53am

    Find a 10th Amendment movement in your state and join. If there’s not one, start one. The 10th is the last amendment in the BoR and says:

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    There are numerous movement spreading quickly across the country. Here is ours in MO: http://www.meetup.com/Missouri-Sovereignty-Project/.

    You can also go to TAC and keep track of the movement:

    The 10th is already institutionalized in the Constitution and we intend on institutionalizing its “effects” into the fabric of as many states as possible. When we get 20-25 states who go far beyond these “resolutions” being passed, we can literally marginalize the federal govt.

    But believe me, we know this is a decade-long job. But we will never give up.

    Thomas Grady, Founder
    Missouri Sovereignty Project

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    dihayden29 07/22/2010 12:20pm

    Ok, I dont know much about the intention of this bill w/out flipping out like before lol… The whole “power to turn off the internet at will” has me freaked out! However, If its like just to be able to get specialists to set up Cyberprotection against hackers; to find out who they are… sort of like when they beefed up Airline Security and now its like impossible to be able to fly and have luggage w/out it costing you an arm and a leg and searching you to the point where your almost naked …Then sure why not? But shouldn’t they have done this before on their own??

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    BLD 08/28/2009 12:29pm

    Talk to people. Tell them to vote differently in 2010 & 2012. I am going to start asking people who voted for him what they thought he meant by “hope & chg” & then point out how what they expected is not what they got. I really don’t think that this is the change they thought.

    I don’t think they expected a president who would appoint czars who seem to have more power than the secy of a govt. dept & are essentially setting policy for their puppets (the secys & Dems in Congress) to implement, but who don’t have to be confirmed by Congress. I don’t think O’s left-wing liberals & avowed socialists could be confirmed (e.g., Mark Lloyd). I don’t think most people expected a Pres. who was going to centralize power in the White House & run everything. Now the new terrorist interrogaters are reporting directly to W.H.?! I don’t think people expected a Pres. who would ERASE separation of the 3 branches so that he is the executive, legislative, and judicial branch

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    lisalart 11/03/2009 2:40pm
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    Oh yes, we liberals are trying to take over the world. Look where the Republicans’ hands off approach got us. Sorry that you live in such a fear-based world.

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    gotogirl 08/29/2009 1:59pm

    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.

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    justamick 11/03/2009 4:23am
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    First of all, cite a source on that ascertation.

    Second of all, that is completely false. Case and Point: the health care legislation that Baccus created SPECIFICALLY relates to spending!

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    justamick 11/03/2009 4:24am

    There is a MAJOR difference between raising revenue and spending. Choose your words carefully.

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    adamc 10/09/2009 3:33pm

    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…

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    justamick 11/03/2009 4:26am
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    thank you for clarifying how the law is written.

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    Curly 12/18/2009 9:40am
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    Mel is right, we are powerless to do anything non violent to make our representatives listen to us. They will always only look out for themselves.

    What we can do:
    Vote out all sitting politicians. Elect new ones at every level. That will be the most powerful message we can send. Unfortunately we can only send it every 2 or 4 years.

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    4freespeech 02/15/2010 5:02am

    Better yet. Don’t just vote out all incumbent politicians, do NOT vote for a republican or democrat!! Both parties have been running this country into the ground for decades!! Every two years it’s the same crap. “Send me to Washington and I’ll make a difference.” The only difference is the name on the desk and the person getting a paycheck! It’s time for both of them to go!

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    TheBillGuy 03/12/2010 11:09pm

    faxing them, e-mailing them, TEA party protests, mailing and e-mailing all of my friends, family and e-mail contacts……………what else do we do??
    All these are good ideas. Posters work to. We can also use our voting power at the polls. If our elected representatives aren’t working for us, fire them!

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    rightwingextremist 04/23/2009 4:21pm
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    Here’s an idea. For those who just cannot drag their asses off the couch, while they are still roosting there, they should read Atlas Shrugged. Then maybe they will be able to connect the dots and be motivated to get off the couch.!!! It’s a long book folks, better get started or it will be too late.

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    pramsey 09/08/2009 2:43pm

    I’ve been saying that ever since BHO started campaigning! Glad I’m not the only one that has recognized this parallel. They should make Atlas Shrugged High School reading requirement, if that still exists. Although this has nothing to do with the subject bill, it has everything to do with the general philosophy. Atlas Shrugged and Fountain Head are must reads!

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    BLD 08/28/2009 12:10pm

    I wish someone would file a suit to challenge the appointment of these czars and some of these other actions. A good start would have been for the CEO of GM to challenge his dismissal. At some point they have to get so overly confident with their actions that they violate the Constitution and someone will file. My hope is that someday he does something that could rise to the level of an impeachable offense at a time when Repubs/moderates are in power and can get him out.

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    lisalart 11/03/2009 2:42pm

    The world we live in is a bit different from the one Thomas Jefferson lived in.

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    TJWashington 03/24/2010 5:48am

    Obviously advances in technology have brought us to an existence that no one could have ever imagined. That being said, the only reason our world is different socially and politically is because we have relinquished so many of our rights for the sake of convenience and security. The Constitution will always stand strong, regardless of what we are driving or what medical advances we have made. To justify the lack of consideration for the Constitution because we aren’t living the same type of lifestyle as Thomas Jefferson is ludicrous.

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    TJWashington 03/24/2010 5:49am

    We need to drop our blind support of political parties and start realizing what is actually going on here. Liberal and socialist ideas do not work for the good of the people and that has been proven time and time again by history. There is no argument there. One can say it is treason to revolt against the government but in reality it is a treasonist act to be apathetic in support of The Constitution. This document was written for the people to protect the people and it seems many of these very same people who enjoy living in this “free” county are more then willing to let their beloved government officials stomp all over it. This bill is one step in neutralizing the last real outlet for true information. Please stop living in your dream world and understand what is going on.

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    dihayden29 07/22/2010 2:19pm
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    Yea thats true. At least in Jefferson’s time, they cared about the Constitution unlike they do today and they had morals unlike they have now…

  • rmcc4444 04/03/2009 10:03pm

    The is only one discussion that needs to be had. Does government have the Constitutional authority to do this? HELL NO. Quit wasting time talking about if it might or might not work.

  • cblythe 04/05/2009 4:07am

    The proposal of S 773 is a tremendous breach of the Constitution, period. The only places where the government has authority over the free flow of information is in dictatorships.

    Read your history (esp. H.L. Mencken). Wilson did the same thing during his terms with the U.S. Post Office.

    So, yes Virginia, it CAN happen here.

  • 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!

  • LederSko 04/05/2009 1:18pm

    Seriously? The bills they are trying to push through now go so far beyond CRAZY that something has to be done to stop them !!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • cadaverousmob 04/07/2009 6:17pm

    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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