8-28-2009 11:55 AM EST
A New bill being proposed by Sen. Jay Rockefeller ( D ) would do just that !!.This is newer version of bill that was previously co sponsored by RINO Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) . You may remember the mis guided Snowe as one of 3 senators to vote FOR Obama's wastefull and foolish TARP bill.
The 55 page draft for the proposed bill includes provisions to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.
The president would be able to declare a " cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.
Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to "direct the national response to the cyber threat" if necessary for "the national defense and security." The White House is supposed to engage in "periodic mapping" of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government. ("Cyber" is defined as anything having to do with the Internet, telecommunications, computers, or computer networks.)
There's no provision for any administrative process or review. Abuse of power here is certain!!!
If your company is deemed "critical," a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network.
Folks this is the first step in positioning Government appointees to monitor and censor our freedom of speech on the internet .
One has to wonder how the White House which has failing scores on the cybersecurity of Government websites ..could expect anyone to believe they could secure the private sector
Seriously the White House can not even control it's own SPAM or figure out how the SPAM it directs outbound is happening( Oh they know they are just not going to reveal it )
Well this agency should fit right in with Amtrak , the Post office ,Social Security, Medicare , and Medicaid ,Fannie MAE ,Freddie MAC and every other government run Entity that loses money and trails their peers in the public sector.
Exactly what we need more regulation and oversight at cost of BILLIONS of dollars and erodes our FREEDOM
Will hear the DEMS rally and proclaim " Pass it for TEDDY "?
HAIL OBAMA!! VIVA BARRY SOETORO!!