Aug 5, 2012
Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.
“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order.The White House hasn’t ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation’s defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act.
“Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that,” Carney said.
- After defeat of cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive order (thehill.com)
- After defeat of cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive order (conservativeread.com)
- After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option (sgtreport.com)
- After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option (johnmalcolm.me)
- WH laments ‘obstructionism’ in failure of cybersecurity bill (politico.com)
- Cybersecurity Legislation Stalls in Senate (cio-today.com)
- Cybersecurity Act expected to fail (thehill.com)
- Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation (newsday.com)
- Senate Fails to Approve Cybersecurity Legislation (usnews.com)
- U.S. Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation despite dire warnings (thenewstribune.com)