Senator blames legislative cyber stall on White House

Thursday - 3/10/2011, 9:30am EST

Federal News Radio has reported that several cybersecurity bills are stalled in the Senate. Now one Senator is pressing the Obama administration to help un-jam things. Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse says it's up to the President's minions to tell Congress exactly what they want in a cyber bill before legislation can start moving again.

NextGov reports, Whitehouse secured a promise from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to establish a negotiating deadline.

Bills stuck in the Senate cover many cybersecurity issues in the private and public sectors.

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