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....