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Senate fails to approve cybersecurity legislation

2 years ago Thursday, August 02, 2012 9:13:09 AM CDT August 02, 2012 Thursday, August 02 2012 Aug 2, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON- The Senate has failed to pass legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

The bill fell short Thursday of the votes needed to move it forward before Congress takes a monthlong break. The measure would have established a voluntary cyber-security program for the owners and operators of the country's essential infrastructure and would have allowed federal agencies and businesses to share threat information.

President Barack Obama and top national security officials have warned about the potential for devastating assaults on American computer networks and urged Congress to pass the legislation as soon as possible. But Republicans argued the bill would have led to mandatory regulations imposed by Washington that would only increase the private sector's costs without substantially reducing the risks.

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