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Is Cybersecurity Legislation Dead for 2012?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan certainly seems to think so and, honestly, I can’t disagree with her.  From the article:

Even if cybersecurity legislation does get through the Senate, there is not a clear path forward for reconciling that bill (or bills) with any or all of the House cybersecurity measures passed earlier this year. Congress is only in session a short span in July, before lawmakers exit for August recess. September will be an even shorter work period before attention is turned to home districts and the upcoming elections. There is much talk of an end of the year marathon, but with the debt, sequestration, appropriations, tax cut extensions and other headline-grabbing topics front and center, will there be room for negotiated cybersecurity legislation?  Could it be attached to another moving vehicle in hopes of passage? What would “it” be anyway?

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