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Congressional roundtable addresses state of the middle class, public service - September 28th, 2012 and October 5th, 2012
This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" a congressional roundtable featuring Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Reps. Brad Miller of North Carolina, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Judy Chu of California discusses the state of middle class America and the public service sector. Former Obama White House communications advisor Corey Ealons also appears.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said the United States is under cyber attack and that cybersecurity was a matter of national security.
The new bill from Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) change the Department of Homeland Security's control over cybersecurity standards in the private sector.
Two competing bills disagree over how much Homeland Security should dictate cyber standards to the private sector.
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.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.
A Senate Democrat blasted the Obama administration for holding up passage of cybersecurity legislation that has been subjected to a more than year-long interagency review process.