Senate Dem Wants Cybersecurity Added To Defense Bill

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 1:45 PM EST) -- U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Thursday was poised to tack on an amendment to the body’s broader defense authorization bill that would aim to enhance cybersecurity cooperation between the federal government and critical infrastructure companies.

The legislation was passed unanimously in July by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, but hasn’t been taken up by the full Senate, leading Rockefeller to seek its inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014, which is currently being debated.

“It’s been sitting on...
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