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Government

Submission + - Obama to issue an Executive Order on cyber security (thehill.com)

Presto Vivace writes: "Sources: White House to issue cybersecurity order Wednesday

The White House began crafting the executive order after Congress failed to pass cybersecurity legislation last year. Officials said the threat facing the United States was too great for the administration to ignore and that it needed to take action as Congress grappled with passing a bill.

So will this be CISPA by presidential fiat? We will have to see the Executive Order when it comes out; but I cannot deny that I have a bad feeling about this."

The Internet

Submission + - The Return of CISPA (thehill.com)

Presto Vivace writes: "House panel to reintroduce controversial cyber bill, setting up White House fight

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) said Friday that they plan to re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) next week during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. The bill is aimed at improving information-sharing about cyber threats between government and industry so cyberattacks can be thwarted in real time.

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