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Lawmakers weigh public's right to know against the need to protect cyber secrets. Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) provision in 2012 Defense authorization bill tightens the definition of "exemptions," but he questions the need for further rules to give agencies power to withhold information.
Tags: Sunshine Week , transparency , open government , Congress , FOIA , Patrick Leahy , Charles Grassley , Paul Rosenzweig , Jerry Ensminger , Melanie Pustay , Kenneth Bunting , National Freedom of Information Coalition , Jared Serbu , DoJ , Barack Obama , White House , Navy , DoD , management
The Senate is looking for balance between protecting networks and creating open government.
An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.
The bills cover national standards for security breaches involving personal data. Companies would have to take reasonable steps to secure customers' personal information, and to tell customers if there's been a breach.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed three cybersecurity bills, all dealing with national standards for security breaches involving personal data. But the votes followed party lines making it harder to move them to the full Senate for a vote.
GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.
Your agency's oversight by Congress can cause heartburn for the leadership of the organization.
Christmas Day underwear bomber should have been handed over to military, says one Senator.