Cyber bill clears House Homeland Security subcommittee

Thursday - 2/2/2012, 11:43am EST

A comprehensive cybersecurity bill passes a major hurdle in the House. It was voted through the House Homeland Security Subcommittee after series of markups last night.

The bill is sponsored by California Congressman Dan Lungren. It mirrors the Senate version by protecting critical infrastructure, expanding the role of the Homeland Security Department and sharing threat data with the private sector.

A series of amendments were adopted into it. That includes one requiring DHS to report to Congress which foreign organizations and governments pose a cyber threat.

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