Originally published: April 29, 2012
Last updated: April 29, 2012 - 6:27pm
[Commentary] Late last week, the House Republican leadership declared this Cyber Week – and who are we at Headlines to disagree? Here’s what we know what was decided as we go to press – along with some thoughts about what it all means. We start, perhaps uncharacteristically, at the end of the process. On April 26, in an evening vote, the House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA or HR 3523) 248-168. On April 26, the House also passed the Federal Information Security Amendments Act (HR 4257). The bill is aimed at updating the federal government's responsibility to manage its information systems so as to best thwart cyber threats. The bill was approved by unanimous consent after being brought up under a suspension of House rules. Suspension bills are usually non-controversial, and must pass by a two-thirds majority vote. The controversy was really about CISPA.
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