I searched new topics feed and nothing appears there. In fact, the duplication that DOES exist is part of the story itself....as this does appear to
have been attempted several times now. Here is the latest out today!
The White House is circulating a draft of an executive order aimed at protecting the country from cyberattacks, The Hill has learned.
The draft proposal, which has been sent to relevant federal agencies for feedback, is a clear sign that the administration is resolved to take action
on cybersecurity even as Congress remains gridlocked on legislation that would address the threat.
Deja Vu anyone?
Oh..and Obama, Congress isn't Gridlocked on THIS one. The American people screamed so loud it rattled windows at the Capital Switchboard, NO to SOPA,
NO to PIPA and NO to anything remotely like it to come later. Now they keep trying to shoe horn and outright FORCE control of the internet by any
means necessary. This time, it's another whack at the fear of a bogeyman destroying us all if we don't.......but then, it doesn't matter what we
This isn't another try through the people and those we elected to represent us. This is Executive Order and Decree.....we never get a say, when it
comes this way.
The draft executive order would establish a voluntary program where companies operating critical infrastructure would elect to meet cybersecurity
best practices and standards crafted, in part, by the government, according to two people familiar with the document.
The concept builds off of a section in the cybersecurity bill from Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) that was blocked last month by Senate Republicans, who
called it a backdoor to new regulations.
To even suggest or go there with this being Partisan is shameful to an extreme. The only thing partisan to be said is how NON-PARTISAN the opposition
to these power grab attempts have been. By what I've seen, it's one of the few areas that brought all areas of the Internet together in a unified
front opposing it. Oh..but who would run it all?
DHS would be responsible for the overall management of the program, but the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) would work with industry to help craft the framework for it. The agency would work with the private sector to develop cybersecurity guidelines
DHS would run it all, of course. So, we needn't worry a bit, right? Aunt Janet is on the case with the DHS behind her. Such successes as the BATFE,
FBI and Justice...not to mention the TSA. What could possibly go wrong with the DHS running the Internet as well? After all, he who controls and
defines security or access DOES control that being protected. By definition, the control is absolute in at least some ways.
What say everyone? Think they'll get what they're after this time?
edit on 7-9-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)