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FBI Director Testifies On Cybersecurity, Says Agency Can Balance National Security and Civil Liberties

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 – At the Senate Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing on the FBI on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey faced scrutiny over the agency’s ability to balance national security and civil liberties in light of technological advancements. Among issues discussed were cyber threats and surveillance programs that acquire data on a massive scale.…

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Utah Poised to Be First State With Large-Scale Gigabit Networks: Speakers at Utah Broadband Summit

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PROVO, Utah, October 28, 2013 – The prospect and reality of Gigabit Networks throughout the country, beginning in Utah, are “creating bigger surface areas for the mind,” the chief technology officer of US IGNITE said here on Thursday. Speaking at the Utah Broadband Summit here in Provo — selected a Gigabit city six months ago…

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February 2012 Breakfast Club Recap: Cybersecurity Legislation in Congress, Performance Measures and Critical Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, February 23, 2012 – Last week, after years of congressional hearings and dozens of legislative drafts, The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 S.2105.  Senators Lieberman, Collins, Rockefeller and Feinstein introduced the bi-partisan legislation following a year of high profile cyberattacks on the Senate, CIA, FBI, Utility…

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House Subcommittee Weighs Consequences of New Obama Cybersecurity Proposal

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WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 – House Subcommittee members received answers long on ideas but short on specifics when they probed Obama administration officials during a hearing Wednesday on the President’s cybersecurity review.

The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet explored the ramifications of the Obama administration’s Cyberspace Policy Review in an oversight hearing that featured two witness panels representing federal and private interests.

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FCC Seeks Input as It Embarks on Crafting Cybersecurity Plan

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WASHINGTON, August 12, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on a cybersecurity roadmap to identify vulnerabilities to communications networks or end users as it endeavors to help craft a national plan to protect the nation.

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United States Woefully Lacking a Cohesive Cyberspace Strategy, Says GAO

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WASHINGTON, August 3, 2010 – Federal agencies have not provided top-level leadership for the United States on cybersecurity issues, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, the United States possesses no “clear vision” of how cybersecurity impacts national goals. Rather, the nation has engaged in an ad hoc selection of cybersecurity measures.

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Senators Snowe and Rockefeller Applaud Passage of Cybersecurity Bill

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WASHINGTON, June 15, 2010 – In response to the passage of a bill bolstering Federal Cybersecurity policy by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) released a statement today extolling the benefits of the proposed bill.

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Former Senate Staffer Hired as Deputy Cybersecurity Coordinator

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WASHINGTON, May 28, 2010 –Sameer Bhalotra, formerly a staffer with the Senate’s Select Intelligence Committee, was confirmed as the White House’s Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt’s new deputy.

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Rockefeller, Snowe Praise Obama Cybersecurity Pick

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WASHINGTON, December 22, 2009 – Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, D-W.V. and Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, praised President Obama’s selection of former Bush administration official Howard Schmidt to be the administration’s new Cybersecurity coordinator.

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Obama Names Former Bush Official as White House Cybersecurity Czar

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WASHINGTON, December 22, 2009 – President Obama finally announced Tuesday that Howard Schmidt will serve as White House cyber security coordinator.

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