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Tom Carper: WH Exec Cyber Order Coming After State Of The Union

In an interview with The Hill newspaper, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said he expects President Barack Obama to issue a cybersecurity executive order after the State of the Union address. Carper, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told the newspaper he wants to hold a joint hearing with …

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Joe Lieberman: Fiscal Cliff Deal an ‘Uncertainty’

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said in a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that a compromise on averting the fiscal cliff is an uncertainty, The Hill newspaper reports. Lieberman said he was optimistic a deal can be reached but warned the government is on an automatic pilot-like approach …

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Harry Reid: Cyber Bill Dead For Current Congress

The Senate failed again to move the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 forward Wednesday, National Journal reports. Josh Smith writes the vote fell nine votes short of the 60 required to invoke cloture. In an August vote, the Senate voted down the bill 52-46. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said …

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John McCain, 12 Defense Contractors Talk About Effects of Sequestration

Senator John McCain wrote in a blog post that many defense contractors believe that the impending sequestration could lead to serious problems both in national security and employment rates. McCain, together with Senators Joe Lieberman, Jim Inhofe, Saxby Chambliss, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and John Cornyn have asked 13 defense contractors …

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Senate Votes Down Lieberman Cyber Bill

The Senate rejected a cybersecurity bill Thursday and any cyber legislation will likely have to wait until 2013, The Hill newspaper reports. Ramsey Cox and Jennifer Martinez report the Cybersecurity Act, sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), was turned down on a 52-46 vote. That bill …

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