Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 - Calls for the enactment of bipartisan legislation to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the federal... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the Federal Government, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress makes the following findings: (1) The country's leading officials in business, intelligence, and defense affairs agree that malicious state, terrorist, and criminal actors exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications networks and gaps in cybersecurity pose one of the most serious and rapidly growing threats to both the national security and the economy of the United States. (2) With information technology now the backbone of the United States economy, a critical element of United States national security infrastructure and defense systems, the primary foundation of global communications, and a key enabler of most critical infrastructure, nearly every single United States citizen is touched by cyberspace and is threatened by cyber attacks. (3) Malicious actors in cyberspace have already caused significant damage to the United States Government, the United States economy, and United States citizens, and the threat continues to grow. (4) In its 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review, the White House concluded, ``Ensuring that cyberspace is sufficiently resilient and trustworthy to support U.S....

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17 Supporting
110 Opposing
13% 87%

State: CA

2 Supporting
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18% 82%

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Users Supporting

I support S. 21 ("A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration") because...There are devastating hacks already available which could shut down all of our Internet, indeed all computers. We must secure our Internet against these dangers. We must keep our Internet free and open so it provides the needed communication between ourselves and folks of other countries which reduces conflict. The economic potential is huge however it again must remain open for all. "Ethical "rules" must be established and guards against monopolizing developed. This is a huge task but we can build in positive ways and improve as new developments occur.

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WI
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BruceEggum
WI-8
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S. 21: Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013. I've had it with bills that mention security and take away our rights. Monitoring everything I do does not make me secure. Stay out of my business.

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FL
14
anon576
FL-14
1 year ago

I oppose S. 21: Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 because of one basic and simple reason, the act results in the loss of an important civil liberty in the form of particular rights of citizens to privacy. If legislation is passed that compromises basic civil liberties in the way the legislation reacts to potential electronic threats, then is it not reasonable to say that the origin of the threats would gain some sort of victory against us, that because of their actions provoking a specific legislative response, then it was those provocations that caused some American liberties and rights to be compromised? Is it reasonable to conclude that the potential loss of any amount of liberties is the greater threat and worthy of taking the time to find truly greater solutions to enact and respond with, solutions which uphold and protect one of the greatest aspects of the USA. Thank you for your consideration and service.

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NM
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sask
NM-3
1 year ago

I oppose S. 21: Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 because if you cannot see through the overtly obvious conservative rhetoric positioned in this bill, then you're a moron. This bill threatens the freedom of information sharing across the internet. Shame on those who support this. Regards, Adam Gurga

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NY
20
agurga
NY-20
2 years ago

I oppose S. 21 ("A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration") because...just dont trust the current government actions at this point with our privacy rights.

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TX
13
Texasbarbq
TX-13
2 years ago

I oppose S. 21 ("A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration") because... This is a waste of time and an excuse for government to overreach and regulate something it has no business regulating: THE INTERNET

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CA
2
someplaceicangetmail
CA-2
2 years ago

I oppose S. 21 ("A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration") Because a mass level of lack of trust and other draconian bills that have become law without regard to liberty, up to this point congress has more than violated a fragile trust between citizen and elected official. Most importantly; legislation, statements and action that usurps the constitution and or bill of rights, is an absolute career kiss of death period.

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CA
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thumper090
CA-12
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 - Calls for the enactment of bipartisan legislation to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the federal government to secure the United States against cyber attack, enhance the competitiveness of the United States and create jobs in the information technology industry, and protect the identities and sensitive information of U.S. citizens and businesses by: (1) enhancing the security and resiliency of public and private communications and information networks against cyber attack; (2) establishing mechanisms for sharing cyber threat and vulnerability information between the government and the private sector; (3) developing a public-private system to improve the capability of the United States to assess cyber risk and prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks against critical infrastructure such as the electric grid, the financial sector, and telecommunications networks; (4) promoting research and development investments and professional training; (5) preventing and mitigating identity theft; (6) enhancing U.S. diplomatic capacity and public-private international cooperation to respond to emerging cyber threats; (7) expanding resources for investigating and prosecuting cyber crimes in a manner that respects privacy rights and civil liberties and promotes U.S. innovation; and (8) maintaining robust protections of the privacy of U.S. citizens and their online activities and communications.

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