DOD Budget Sparks Debate Over Senate Cybersecurity Bills

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT) -- Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., each made arguments for their competing cybersecurity bills during a Tuesday military budget hearing, trading barbs over Lieberman's proposal to regulate the security of privately owned critical infrastructure through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Lieberman's Cybersecurity Act of 2012, co-sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has many provisions in common with McCain's Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information and Technology Act — also called the SECURE IT Act — including creation of a framework...
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