Bill Would Ensure Congress Oversees Cybersecurity

Two U.S. Senators, Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins, want Congress to have more oversight over cybersecurity. They claim recent measures by the government need to be taken a step further.

President Obama recently created a White House position of cybersecurity coordinator. In an article on the HS Today website, Mickey McCarter says the new bill aims to make the position permanent, transparent and accountable.

“The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (S. 3480), introduced June 10, would convert the White House cyber coordinator appointed by the President into the director of the Office of Cyber Policy,” McCarter writes.

The job of the White House cybersecurity coordinator would be to lead all federal cybersecurity efforts, develop a national cybersecurity strategy, and give policy advice to the president. The Office of Cyber Policy would have the authority to gather cybersecurity information within the federal government and be responsible for producing a national strategy, says the article.

To read the HS Today article, click here: