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Oct 26

What (If Anything) Will Congress Do About Cybersecurity?

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As Congress returns for a lame duck session, some in the Senate are pushing for that body to take up legislation that would revise the Federal approach to cybersecurity. Draft legislation calls for enhanced coordinative powers within the White House. One critical aspect calls for greater Federal control of the internet, including a Presidential power to use a so-called “internet kill switch” – a proposition that some observers think is unnecessary and perhaps even dangerous. This panel will examine the merits of the pending legislative proposals and their prospects for passage during the lame duck session.

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Brandon Milhorn
Republican Staff Director and Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Michelle Richardson
Legislative Counsel, Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union

John Kneuer
President and Founder, JKC Consulting LLC; Senior Partner, Fairfax Media Partners; former Assistant Secretary of Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce; and former Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Louis Tucker
Minority Staff Director, Select Committee on Intelligence

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