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Cybersecurity bill to give president new emergency powers

Saturday, February 27, 2010 17:14
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The president would have the power to safeguard essential federal and private Web resources under draft Senate cybersecurity legislation.

According to an aide familiar with the proposal, the bill includes a mandate for federal agencies to prepare emergency response plans in the event of a massive, nationwide cyberattack.

The president would then have the ability to initiate those network contingency plans to ensure key federal or private services did not go offline during a cyberattack of unprecedented scope, the aide said. 

Ultimately, the legislation is chiefly the brainchild of Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, respectively. Both lawmakers have long clamored for a federal cybersecurity bill, charging that current measures — including the legislation passed by the House last year — are too piecemeal to protect the country’s Web infrastructure.

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When we saw that video, we KNEW they were coming for our means of communication.  For those of you that are just joining the information age, the scenario goes something likes this, and I am paraphrasing as this is by no means the whole time-line.  I know my readers are going to add other important events to the list.

  • In the 1880’s Andrew Carnegie started talking about putting the British Empire and the American Empire together.
  • 1902 – The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain is formed.
  • 1903 – The Pilgrims Society of the United States is formed.
  • The American aristocracy starts buying into all forms of business and controlling boards.
  • 1910 – The Jekyll Island consortium of NY Bankers puts together the Federal Reserve Act. (Paul Warburg)
  • 1913 – The Federal Reserve Act is passed and the central banking system is set up.
  • 1919 – The League of Nations covenant is written.
  • 1920 – The League of Nations begins.
  • 1921 – The Council on Foreign Relations is formed by Paul Warburg.
  • The American aristocracy starts foundations, i.e. Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller.
  • 1929 – The Great Depression starts.
  • 1945 – The United Nations begins.
  • The American aristocracy starts funding the campaigns of politicians that want to become the American Aristocracy.
  • The American aristocracy starts running their sons, and later daughters for public office.
  • The American aristocracy starts institutes, think tanks, and groups funded by the foundations.
  • The Pilgrims Society ends up “owning” the American government, i.e. Dodd, Frank, Waters, Obama…yada, yada, yada.  There are republicans in here too;Newt Gingrich is a member of the CFR as is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • More
  • logisticsmonster.com/2009/04/05/jay-rockefellers-s773-s778-and-internet-cybersecurity/

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