Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!

This is some freakin’ Orwellian stuff!  If this bill goes through and gives power to Obama to control the Internet, you can rest assured that conservative bloggers and websites will be shut down left and right!

Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know!  This is war!!!

A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House
by  Stephanie Condon – news.cnet.com

Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed move that likely will draw objections from industry groups and some conservatives.

[Ya’ think???  You’re damn right!!!]

CNET News has obtained a summary of a proposal from Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that would create an Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, part of the Executive Office of the President. That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes they’re at risk of a cyberattack, “critical” computer networks from the Internet.

[Now, the fatuous suck-upping Libtard MSM sycophants lock-step with Obama and throw out the following BS to justify this power grab:]

Giving the White House cybersecurity responsibility was one of the top recommendations of a commission that produced a report last year to advise President Obama on cybersecurity issues. However, the Homeland Security Department, which currently has jurisdiction over cybersecurity, has insisted the reshuffling of duties is not needed.

Given the enormity of cybersecurity threats, the responsibility is a natural fit for the White House, said James Lewis, a director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which issued last year’s commission report.

[No it isn’t, unless you mean to say that Obama is a totalitarian socialist dictator.  Then, well, yes…it is a natural fit for him.   Obama has already shown that he is not above censoring those who disagree with him or expose uncomfortable facts about his life!  Imagine what will happen when he controls your internet access! ]

“The Obama administration has an adviser on energy and climate change, and that’s good and important,” Lewis said, “but we’re still in the mode that cyber is less important.”

While the bill is still in draft form and thereby subject to change, it would put the White House National Cybersecurity Advisor in charge of coordinating cyber efforts within the intelligence community and within civilian agencies, as well as coordinating the public sector’s cooperation with the private sector. The adviser would have the authority to disconnect from the Internet any federal infrastructure networks–or other networks deemed to be “critical”–if found to be at risk of a cyberattack.

The private sector will certainly speak out if this provision is included in the final draft of the bill, a representative of the technology industry who spoke on condition of anonymity said.

“You can be assured that if that idea is put into legislation we would certainly have views on it,” he said. “It’s not trivial.”

[Damn right it’s not!]

While the person did not take a stance on whether the White House is the appropriate place to put cybersecurity jurisdiction, he said, “cybersecurity is a cross-cutting issue, across all government agencies, so leadership at the top is useful.”

[Yeah, if you mean you want a totalitarian socialist dictator to take control of the Internet!]

The bill could also make the proposed cyber adviser responsible for conducting a quadrennial review of the country’s cybersecurity program, as well as for working with the State Department to develop international standards for improving cybersecurity.

The draft version of the bill also establishes a clearinghouse for the public and private sectors to share information about cyberthreats and vulnerabilities. It also creates a Cybersecurity Advisory Panel consisting of outside experts from industry, academia, and nonprofit groups to advise the president.

Because many federal contracting officers do not currently include security provisions into federal procurements, the bill could also establish a “Secure Products and Services Acquisitions Board” to review and approve all federal acquisitions.

At Thursday’s hearing, Edward Amoroso, AT&T’s senior vice president and chief security officer, said the federal procurement process “needs to be upgraded to implement sufficient security protections.”

Some industry groups are warning, however, that adding customized requirements to the government’s procurement process may inhibit the government’s ability to take advantage of the innovations and cost benefits available from commercial technology.

“Simply put, the government cannot reach its security goals by compromising its access to commercial solutions and processes, nor can it technologically or financially afford it,” the Business Software Alliance wrote in a memo to Melissa Hathaway, the acting senior director for cyberspace at the White House National and Homeland Security Councils, who is conducting a 60-day review of cybersecurity programs for President Obama. “Rather than imposing overbroad security requirements, government needs to be selective and limit them to high-criticality systems.”

The bill may also subject both government and private sector networks to cybersecurity standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It may also provide for a professional licensing and certification program for cybersecurity professionals.

The senators also want to create greater general awareness of the importance of cybersecurity, so the legislation would expand scholarships for students studying cybersecurity, create an annual cybersecurity competition and prize for students, and initiate a cybersecurity awareness campaign. It would also increase cybersecurity research and development funding for the National Science Foundation.

[Oh, great! The Stinkulus Package wasn’t enough!  They’re already planning to steal even more freakin’ money from my pocket!!! ]

Lewis said he is very pleased with the Senate’s work on this bill so far.

“Having a knowledgeable and powerful group of senators that are willing to pick up the ball and run with it is really encouraging,” he said.

Given the broad nature of the legislation–which spans intelligence and homeland security issues, as well as commerce issues–Rockefeller may have to work with the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and other leaders in the Senate to shape the final version.

An industry representative said, though, that Rockefeller’s previous experience chairing the Select Committee on Intelligence will improve the bill’s chances of advancing.

“His personal credibility and experience allow him to play a role that another chairman might necessarily have been able to play,” the industry representative said.

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20 Comments on “Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!”

  1. tgusa Says:

    Hey Doc, check this out from freerepublic.com. Voted off the family island, up @#$% creek without a paddle. Cry’in, over you. Boohoo.
    The letter to the Obummer family member should be amended to include all the rights that they are going to lose. Since O and the dems want to treat the whole country as children I guess that’s one way for our youth the stay young, sort of.

  2. Gramfan Says:

    Internet censorship is also on the cards down here.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/31/2129471.htm
    The main reason given is to protect children from porn sites.Sure!
    Even one of the extreme left movements here “getup”
    (our version of “moveon”) is very against it.

  3. tgusa Says:

    Wait a minute it was not too many years ago that the left was aghast at people suggesting that libraries block pron. I have warned before that with progressives there can only be one way, their way. For the children indeed, and we are the children, they are Mother. Right now the liberals are going along with the progs they cant see that eventually everything they stand for in liberalism will be consumed by the progs. The liberals had better wake up because sooner or later they will come for them.

    • Gramfan Says:

      Indeed, tgusa! The left were into all things liberal and free many years ago. What went wrong?

      Interesting audio from,,,,*yikes* Camille Paglia here
      http://www.internationalfreepresssociety.org/2009/02/audio-camille-paglia-slams-fellow-democrats-for-supporting-fairness-doctrine/

      And she was one of the few people who spoke up for Sara Palin.

      • tgusa Says:

        They were led to believe that conservatives with their churches and guns being all clingy and stuff were the ones that would be the morality police for everyone. They mistook the fact that conservatives preached these things to primarily other conservatives fearing that we would impose all of our beliefs on them with the jackboot. The progs are the ones wearing jackboots but the liberals just cant see it. It would be pretty sneaky if we hadn’t sen it a hundred times before in history.

        • tgusa Says:

          You see Gramfan the progs are the dominant force on the left side. In their representation, the media, academia, etc. The liberals are just running around enjoying their freedoms unaware that those freedoms are being chipped away. Once you begin retreating, surrendering rights, you eventually have to battle back to regain that lost territory. We must battle back from the surrendering of the constitution if we are to remain free. Can the liberals find the fortitude to acknowledge what the progs represent? That would mean joining with those who they have been indoctrinated into believing are their greatest opponent. Time will tell.

  4. Leatherneck Says:

    Dr., Ronin, I hope you have a destroy, and burn CD plan while regrouping like the Russians in case you get that knock at 0200hrs from the jackboots.

    Lefturds are like Captain red legs in the Outlaw Josey Wales. Once we get Wales it ends. “Plenty of work to do down in Texas. Doing right an’t got no end.” Granny laughs at the insane Captain. Hahahaha…

  5. teach5 Says:

    Olympia Snow needs to just go left officially. She hasn’t been a conservative in years. Is she looking for an appointment to the administration? What would co-authoring drek like this get her, if not favor from the commies? She needs a boatload of snailmail to be dumped on her office floor, not just emails she’ll never see.

  6. ciccio Says:

    Disarming the public, huge financial collapse, more and more government departments coming under the direct control of the Reichskanzellerei is an all familiar story to students of 20th century history.


  7. Memaw,

    Not if you also put a glass of water in the microwave and keep the timer below 20 seconds.

    The water molecules help to dampen the scattering of the RF radiation.

    Cheers

  8. irishoaks Says:

    Oh me, oh my. No word from Al Gore. After all, he invented the internet, now, didn’t he. [she says, snickering]. Has anyone heard from the Goran with this plan from the O-damn?

  9. ktell Says:

    obama is a Marxist plus a Chicago mafia member so no surprise on this latest move.

    Obama is the enemy of everything that the U.S. Constitution stands for.

    America was stupid for voting this Marxist as Pres. Now that it is done…we need to do everything we can to stop further proliferation of his policies. Vote out every Democrat in Congress for starters. Do not watch or listen to the Obama state owned media which is ABC, MSNBC, CNN

  10. ktell Says:

    There is a measure in the Constitution that allows citizens to take back control and override the election process. This needs to be enacted immediately to prevent the U.S. from being totally converted to totalarian state the the Democrats and Obama are hoping for.
    Wake up America!! We are being taken over by people who desire to erase completely individual rights under the U.S. Constitution. These people are the Democrats in Congress and Pres. Obama. Should we fail to act now they will succeeded in accomplishing their mission..which is total dictatorship for of government. Do not trust anything that Obama or the Democrats say. They are all liars.


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