GovBytes: GOP Task Force Finalized for Cybersecurity

GovTech has provided a full list of the Republican led task-force to evaluate the cyber-security legislation that was proposed by the Obama Administration on May 12th. GovTech states, “The legislation — Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act — focuses on protecting domestic federal networks and the national infrastructure, but would make the Department of Homeland Security responsible for protecting civilian networks and gives President Barack Obama new emergency authority over private networks. The proposal also calls for a national data breach notification law — one that would generally pre-empt existing state breach notification laws.”

The task force will evaluate the proposed legislation and make recommendations to cybersecurity authorities for information-sharing, public-private partnerships, and critical infrastructure. The task force will share their findings with GOP leaders in October.

“American jobs and national security depend upon our nation’s ability to innovate and dominate information technology fields,” – Press Release from John Boehner.


What are some of the potential implications of this legislation? Any thoughts on the legislation? Is it addressing key issues for cyber-security?

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