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S.21: Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 7 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013 - Calls for the enactment of bipartisan legislation to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the federal government to secure the United States against cyber attack, enhance the competitiveness of the United States and create jobs in the information technology industry, and protect the identities and sensitive information of U.S. citizens and businesses by: (1) enhancing the security and resiliency of public and private communications and information networks against cyber attack; (2) establishing mechanisms for sharing cyber threat and vulnerability information between the government and the private sector; (3) developing a public-private system to improve the capability of the United States to assess cyber risk and prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks against critical infrastructure such as the electric grid, the financial sector, and telecommunications networks; (4) promoting...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.