Obama Administration Preparing to Use Executive Order to Enact Cybersecurity Legislation

Move to bypass Congress


With cybersecurity legislation stalled in Congress, the Obama Administration is moving forward with an executive order to bypass Congress and give force of law to some of the stalled bill's provisions. According to Jason Millerat Federal News Radio, one of the few reporters who has seen a copy of the executive order, the Administration's proposal closely mirrors the Lieberman-Collins "Cybersecurity Act of 2012, including sections designed to encourage information sharing between web companies and the government, similar to the provisions of the House-passed CISPA bill.