The Senate has boiled down its cybersecurity legislation into two competing bills. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) have settled on one, and a group led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has spearheaded the other.
Jim Lewis, the director and senior fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the competing proposals.
Lewis testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the proposed cyber bills. Lewis has said he worries that the cyber proposals could be watered down.
“People will try to dilute legislation, put forward slogans instead of solutions, and write in loopholes,” he wrote in a commentary for AOLGovernment. “The goal should be to strengthen, not dilute.”
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.