Skip to comments.Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!
Posted on 03/23/2009 3:50:07 PM PDT by American Dream 246
Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!
This is some freakin Orwellian stuff! If this bill goes through and gives power to Obama to control the Internet, you can rest assured that conservative bloggers and websites will be shut down left and right!
Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know! This is war!!!
A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House by Stephanie Condon - news.cnet.com
Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed move that likely will draw objections from industry groups and some conservatives.
[Ya' think??? You're damn right!!!]
CNET News has obtained a summary of a proposal from Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that would create an Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, part of the Executive Office of the President. That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes theyre at risk of a cyberattack, critical computer networks from the Internet.
[Now, the fatuous suck-upping Libtard MSM sycophants lock-step with Obama and throw out the following BS to justify this power grab:]
Giving the White House cybersecurity responsibility was one of the top recommendations of a commission that produced a report last year to advise President Obama on cybersecurity issues. However, the Homeland Security Department, which currently has jurisdiction over cybersecurity, has insisted the reshuffling of duties is not needed.
Given the enormity of cybersecurity threats, the responsibility is a natural fit for the White House, said James Lewis, a director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which issued last years commission report.
[No it isn't, unless you mean to say that Obama is a totalitarian socialist dictator. Then, well, yes...it is a natural fit for him. Obama has already shown that he is not above censoring those who disagree with him or expose uncomfortable facts about his life! Imagine what will happen when he controls your internet access! ]
The Obama administration has an adviser on energy and climate change, and thats good and important, Lewis said, but were still in the mode that cyber is less important.
While the bill is still in draft form and thereby subject to change, it would put the White House National Cybersecurity Advisor in charge of coordinating cyber efforts within the intelligence community and within civilian agencies, as well as coordinating the public sectors cooperation with the private sector. The adviser would have the authority to disconnect from the Internet any federal infrastructure networksor other networks deemed to be criticalif found to be at risk of a cyberattack.
The private sector will certainly speak out if this provision is included in the final draft of the bill, a representative of the technology industry who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
You can be assured that if that idea is put into legislation we would certainly have views on it, he said. Its not trivial.
[Damn right it's not!]
While the person did not take a stance on whether the White House is the appropriate place to put cybersecurity jurisdiction, he said, cybersecurity is a cross-cutting issue, across all government agencies, so leadership at the top is useful.
[Yeah, if you mean you want a totalitarian socialist dictator to take control of the Internet!]
The bill could also make the proposed cyber adviser responsible for conducting a quadrennial review of the countrys cybersecurity program, as well as for working with the State Department to develop international standards for improving cybersecurity.
The draft version of the bill also establishes a clearinghouse for the public and private sectors to share information about cyberthreats and vulnerabilities. It also creates a Cybersecurity Advisory Panel consisting of outside experts from industry, academia, and nonprofit groups to advise the president.
Because many federal contracting officers do not currently include security provisions into federal procurements, the bill could also establish a Secure Products and Services Acquisitions Board to review and approve all federal acquisitions.
At Thursdays hearing, Edward Amoroso, AT&Ts senior vice president and chief security officer, said the federal procurement process needs to be upgraded to implement sufficient security protections.
Some industry groups are warning, however, that adding customized requirements to the governments procurement process may inhibit the governments ability to take advantage of the innovations and cost benefits available from commercial technology.
Simply put, the government cannot reach its security goals by compromising its access to commercial solutions and processes, nor can it technologically or financially afford it, the Business Software Alliance wrote in a memo to Melissa Hathaway, the acting senior director for cyberspace at the White House National and Homeland Security Councils, who is conducting a 60-day review of cybersecurity programs for President Obama. Rather than imposing overbroad security requirements, government needs to be selective and limit them to high-criticality systems.
The bill may also subject both government and private sector networks to cybersecurity standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It may also provide for a professional licensing and certification program for cybersecurity professionals.
The senators also want to create greater general awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, so the legislation would expand scholarships for students studying cybersecurity, create an annual cybersecurity competition and prize for students, and initiate a cybersecurity awareness campaign. It would also increase cybersecurity research and development funding for the National Science Foundation.
[Oh, great! The Stinkulus Package wasn't enough! They're already planning to steal even more freakin' money from my pocket!!! ]
Lewis said he is very pleased with the Senates work on this bill so far.
Having a knowledgeable and powerful group of senators that are willing to pick up the ball and run with it is really encouraging, he said.
Given the broad nature of the legislationwhich spans intelligence and homeland security issues, as well as commerce issuesRockefeller may have to work with the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and other leaders in the Senate to shape the final version.
An industry representative said, though, that Rockefellers previous experience chairing the Select Committee on Intelligence will improve the bills chances of advancing.
His personal credibility and experience allow him to play a role that another chairman might necessarily have been able to play, the industry representative said.
Jay Rockefeller: Internet should have never existed
>>>>> Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!! <<<<<<
As for the other points.....
... they’re also wrong.
There’s too much wrong here to critique.
This is the kind of tripe we expect to see in Newsmax.
Hillary: "I want all those packets shredded, now!"
I was listening to the Laura Ingraham show today. Tammy Bruce was hosting. According to her, the White House has usurped the Internet Security from Homeland Security and moved it under WH control.
That means they can shut anyone down at any time with no checks or balances.
Nice, huh? Oh well, just one more liberty lost. No biggie!
As with everything else in this area which is still in the
“planning stage”, like the Fairness/Censorship/Localism Doctrine, my very strong feeling is to stop making so much noise about it now, when they’re still playing with the idea. Showing ‘hysteria’(which is the way it will get characterized in the MSM) only makes us look wacky, and proves THEIR point to the degree that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.My feeling about all this is to keep a very sharp and critical eye on all of it, and see where it’s going, THEN jump on it with both feet, with full force and go on the attack. Let them hang themselves, in other words, by flinging open the curtain when they are in the midst of passing their legislalion. And they WILL try to do it with the bare minimum of fanfare. DON’T ENTER INTO A “DIALECTIC” with them at this point, especially not in the ‘special pleading’ vein of “We have to tell Mr. Obama and Pelosi and Reid something.....” etc. PLEASE don’t take away our rights”.....please reconsider this policy of yours”,etc. etc. This is the WRONG tack to take, but it perfectly mirrors the position of weakness Obama wants to take, say, with Iran. DO NOT LEGITIMIZE THESE AUTHORITARIAN WEASELS
with recessive wimpiness. Be ready to go on the attack when they actually initiate something.
If you’re saying what I think you’re saying, you’re right.
It’s indirectly the same point I was trying to make in #10 on this thread. Tell me what you think.
This makes no sense. Aren't they effectively imposing a DOS attack on themselves?
DOS is sometimes better than enemy intrusion into friendly systems... and the corresponding ‘changes’ they could make to our data.
ie: Would you rather find your bank’s website down for a day... or keep it up and let the hacker transfer all your bank account funds to an account in the Cayman islands?
Didn’t this already happen when Eric Schmidt agreed to purge any negative websites from its monopoly on search results?
Well if Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe are for it, it has to be bad for America, so I am against it.
I stopped reading after I saw, “Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know!”
The Department of Homeland Security is part of the Executive Branch and reports to the President.
What is changing?
>>>>>> Its indirectly the same point I was trying to make in #10 on this thread. Tell me what you think. <<<<<
I think you’re right.
Overreacting is exactly what has happened with the AIG bonus hysteria.
Meanwhile Zer0 submits a nationalized health plan and a phony budget projection.
Keep an eye on the facts.
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