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Senate expected to vote on cybersecurity bill next week
Wednesday - 7/18/2012, 5:00pm EDT
Federal News Radio
Senate leadership is breathing new life into the stalled effort to pass cybersecurity legislation.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said a vote on his bill could come by the end of next week, according to The Hill newspaper.
Lawmakers have little time to finalize the bill as Congress will recess after August 3 and won't return until the second week of September.
Lieberman said his original bill has been revised to address concerns that it was too heavy-handed on industry. The bill includes pieces from a compromise bill requiring the Homeland Security Department to encourage, but not force, private companies working with critical infrastructure to improve their cybersecurity.
The Hill also reported that senators are still negotiating over two controversial sections of the bill that cover information sharing and performance standards.
There are currently six different cybersecurity bills being considered in the House and Senate.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.