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The senate is still trying to
jam through its hugely
controversial cybersecurity bill

BGR Media, by Jacob Siegel

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/19/2014 5:06:11 PM

The federal government refuses to let one of the most controversial Internet bills ever conceived die. CISPA, as it was known when it was introduced in 2011, made a temporary resurgence last year only to meet the same opposition that had blocked its passage two years before. But as Vice has discovered, the bill is back under consideration by the U.S. Senate under a slightly altered name. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 “incentivizes the sharing of cybersecurity threat information between the private sector and the government and among private sector entities,” according to a press release published on

Comments:
And here´s an interesting connection with Mike Rogers and his wife Kristi Clemens Rogers, in the news this week. Again.

"Oh Look, Rep. Mike Rogers Wife Stands To Benefit Greatly From CISPA Passing..."
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130417/16253022748/oh-look-rep-mike-rogers-wife-stands-to-benefit-greatly-cispa-passing.shtml

More on Rogers´s connection below.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/19/2014 5:10:16 PM     (No. 9892683)

Okay...

From the April 2013 article linked in OP Comments:

It would appear that Rep. Mike Rogers, the main person in Congress pushing for CISPA, has kept rather quiet about a very direct conflict of interest that calls into serious question the entire bill. It would appear that Rogers´ wife stands to benefit quite a lot from the passage of CISPA, and has helped in the push to get the bill passed. It´s somewhat amazing that no one has really covered this part of the story, but it highlights, yet again, the kind of activities by folks in Congress that make the public trust Congress less and less.

It has seemed quite strange to see how strongly Rogers has been fighting for CISPA, refusing to even acknowledge the seriousness of the privacy concerns. At other times, he can´t even keep his own story straight about whether or not CISPA is about giving information to the NSA (hint: it is). (Snip)
So it seems rather interesting to note that Rogers´ wife, Kristi Clemens Rogers, was, until recently, the president and CEO of Aegis LLC a "security" defense contractor company, whom she helped to secure a $10 billion (with a b) contract with the State Department. The company describes itself as "a leading private security company, provides government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of intelligence-led, culturally-sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world."

Hmm. Sounds like a company like that would benefit greatly to seeing a big ramp up in cybersecurity FUD around the globe, and, with it, big budgets by various government agencies to spend on such things.


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