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Obama administration supports new cybersecurity bill

Grant Gross | July 27, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration "strongly supports" a new cybersecurity bill scheduled to be debated on the Senate floor soon, even though some of its provisions are watered down from earlier legislation, the White House Office of Management and Budget said Thursday.

However, the OMB called for the Senate to change the administrative structure of the National Cybersecurity Council.

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a trade group, called for some changes in the bill, although the group said it represents "substantial progress" on cybersecurity protections for the U.S.

"We are very pleased that the act's bipartisan sponsors continue to seek a framework that balances many competing interests in an effort to protect both individual Americans and the nation," Dean Garfield, ITI's president and CEO, said in a statement.

Senators should improve the voluntary performance requirements, add lawsuit protections and revamp the information-sharing portions of the bill, the group said.

 

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