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Report: Sen. Tom Carper Wants Cyber Bill Passed Before 2014 Ends

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Tom Carper
Sen. Tom Carper
Sen. Tom Carper

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, hopes to see his cybersecurity legislation passed into law before 2014 ends, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Aliya Sternstein writes Carper’s bill proposes to transition agencies into a real-time surveillance ecosystem.

Under the legislation, the Department of Homeland Security will be responsible for the collection and analysis of agency information security data, as well as collaborations with agencies to mitigate cyber threats, according to the report.

The legislation also recommends steps to track agency information systems with automated and continuous monitoring technologies, Nextgov reports.

The bill passed through the House in April 2013 and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in June 2014, Sternstein reports.

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