Controversial cyber bill sails through House


A controversial cybersecurity bill has passed the House, despite a veto threat, reports Bill Jackson in Government Computer News.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has stirred fears of privacy intrusion and government over-reach, but passed easily, with a vote of 248 to 168.

The House also passed three other cybersecurity bills: The Federal Information Security Amendments Act, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011 and the Advancing America's Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012.

To read Jackson’s full report on CISPA and FISA, click here. For his report on the other two bills, go here.

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