S. 2151 - Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act of 2012

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act of 2012

S. 2151 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • SECURE IT
  • Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act of 2012
Sponsor
John McCain
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Director of National Intelligence
  • Education programs funding
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government information and archives
  • Higher education
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Right of privacy
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/01/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/01/2012
3/01/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3/01/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $4,500 Against $144,242
  2. March - April 2007 For $14,500 Against $439,601
  3. May - June 2007 For $25,434 Against $466,343
  4. July - August 2007 For $3,550 Against $223,761
  5. September - October 2007 For $18,400 Against $425,319
  6. November - December 2007 For $24,550 Against $508,185
  7. January - February 2008 For $3,550 Against $264,530
  8. March - April 2008 For $17,200 Against $497,702
  9. May - June 2008 For $32,649 Against $828,705
  10. July - August 2008 For $10,600 Against $483,917
  11. September - October 2008 For $23,270 Against $1,419,710
  12. November - December 2008 For $5,000 Against $468,361
  13. January - February 2009 For $8,250 Against $157,064
  14. March - April 2009 For $10,500 Against $422,553
  15. May - June 2009 For $20,300 Against $911,456
  16. July - August 2009 For $15,650 Against $305,092
  17. September - October 2009 For $22,250 Against $434,317
  18. November - December 2009 For $16,600 Against $554,246
  19. January - February 2010 For $19,255 Against $649,285
  20. March - April 2010 For $38,650 Against $804,641
  21. May - June 2010 For $48,550 Against $1,053,518
  22. July - August 2010 For $33,850 Against $689,459
  23. September - October 2010 For $46,845 Against $1,784,974
  24. November - December 2010 For $2,000 Against $154,560
  25. January - February 2011 For $6,350 Against $213,582
  26. March - April 2011 For $17,950 Against $435,191
  27. May - June 2011 For $27,450 Against $359,993
  28. July - August 2011 For $3,300 Against $205,575
  29. September - October 2011 For $15,600 Against $355,855
  30. November - December 2011 For $14,350 Against $300,015
  31. January - February 2012 For $3,300 Against $195,755
  32. March - April 2012 For $18,250 Against $379,140
  33. May - June 2012 For $11,750 Against $445,177
  34. July - August 2012 For $12,250 Against $435,547
  35. September - October 2012 For $28,970 Against $849,931
  36. November - December 2012 For $3,300 Against $182,226

Votes

    2 Organizations Supported and 29 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act of 2012

    2 organizations supported this bill

    National Association of Manufacturers
    Brian J. Raymond (2012, March 26). Letter to Senator McCain and Senator Hutchison. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from NAM.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Matthew Eggers & (2012, March 12). Senators Offer Positive Framework for Cybersecurity. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from Free Enterprise.

    29 organizations opposed this bill

    American Association of Law Libraries
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    American Library Association
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Association of College and Research Libraries
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Association of Research Libraries
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Center for Democracy & Technology
    James X. Dempsey, Gregory T. Nojeim & Kendall C. Burman (2012, March 28). Information Sharing, Monitoring, and Countermeasures in the Cybersecurity Act, S. 2105, and the SECURE IT Act, S. 2151. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from CDT.
    Center for Media and Democracy
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Center for National Security Studies
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Competitive Enterprise Institute
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Consumer Federation of America
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    cyber privacy project
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Democrats.com
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Doctor Patient Medical Association
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Entertainment Consumers Association
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Free Press
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    FreedomWorks
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Less Government
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Liberty Coalition
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Patient Privacy Rights
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Privacy Rights Now Coalition
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    privacy times
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Reporters Without Borders
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    Rutherford Institute
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    TechFreedom
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
    The Constitution Project
    GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$6,800$104,960
    Kelly AyotteRNH$6,150$104,444
    John BarrassoRWY$1,500$41,450
    Max BaucusDMT$2,500$109,472
    Mark BegichDAK$0$195,372
    Michael F. BennetDCO$250$317,515
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$92,450
    Roy BluntRMO$44,150$207,869
    John BoozmanRAR$1,500$60,045
    Barbara BoxerDCA$19,850$610,393
    Scott P. BrownRMA$32,750$803,644
    Sherrod BrownDOH$9,750$646,400
    Richard BurrRNC$6,695$80,550
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$66,255
    Ben CardinDMD$750$92,703
    Tom CarperDDE$1,500$50,200
    Bob CaseyDPA$4,000$175,825
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,200$397,848
    Daniel CoatsRIN$12,900$66,200
    Tom CoburnROK$1,500$114,043
    William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$8,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$13,049$136,688
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$5,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,100$97,540
    Bob CorkerRTN$24,350$161,464
    John CornynRTX$12,900$245,640
    Mike CrapoRID$0$5,450
    Jim DeMintRSC$5,500$319,720
    Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$179,961
    Mike EnziRWY$0$13,050
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,000$47,686
    Al FrankenDMN$4,060$801,921
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,610$801,436
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$57,743
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,500$101,550
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$301,991
    Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$97,903
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$73,100
    Dean HellerRNV$12,250$170,887
    John HoevenRND$15,000$23,260
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,050$46,050
    Jim InhofeROK$3,150$84,575
    Dan InouyeDHI$200$39,800
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$51,500
    Mike JohannsRNE$8,200$26,446
    Ron JohnsonRWI$14,350$184,907
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$101,810
    John F. KerryDMA$250$54,574
    Mark KirkRIL$46,400$355,870
    Amy KlobucharDMN$17,150$132,937
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$1,000$5,750
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,400$186,590
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$105,875
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$101,150
    Mike LeeRUT$2,500$37,317
    Carl LevinDMI$2,500$122,003
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$3,900
    Dick LugarRIN$6,250$43,550
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$63,865
    John McCainRAZ$14,050$227,743
    Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$369,680
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$333,208
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$102,250
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$285,509
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$51,933
    Jerry MoranRKS$3,200$35,800
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$5,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$2,750$205,114
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$28,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$201,302
    Rand PaulRKY$5,400$289,162
    Rob PortmanROH$36,300$204,992
    Mark L. PryorDAR$750$46,195
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$21,250
    Harry ReidDNV$8,700$315,997
    Jim RischRID$5,750$184,356
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$124,101
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$70,950
    Marco RubioRFL$11,705$1,037,670
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$259,163
    Chuck SchumerDNY$2,360$247,070
    Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$69,320
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$316,653
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$23,300
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,500$51,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$9,800$172,866
    Jon TesterDMT$1,000$237,392
    John ThuneRSD$15,250$299,543
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$28,300$1,429,803
    Mark UdallDCO$1,500$366,536
    Tom UdallDNM$500$267,236
    David VitterRLA$7,750$228,826
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$322,426
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$6,450
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$81,239
    Roger F. WickerRMS$8,000$101,675
    Ron WydenDOR$750$81,621

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$6,800$104,960
    Kelly AyotteRNH$6,150$104,444
    John BarrassoRWY$1,500$41,450
    Max BaucusDMT$2,500$109,472
    Mark BegichDAK$0$195,372
    Michael F. BennetDCO$250$317,515
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$92,450
    Roy BluntRMO$44,150$207,869
    John BoozmanRAR$1,500$60,045
    Barbara BoxerDCA$19,850$610,393
    Scott P. BrownRMA$32,750$803,644
    Sherrod BrownDOH$9,750$646,400
    Richard BurrRNC$6,695$80,550
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$66,255
    Ben CardinDMD$750$92,703
    Tom CarperDDE$1,500$50,200
    Bob CaseyDPA$4,000$175,825
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,200$397,848
    Daniel CoatsRIN$12,900$66,200
    Tom CoburnROK$1,500$114,043
    William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$8,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$13,049$136,688
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$5,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,100$97,540
    Bob CorkerRTN$24,350$161,464
    John CornynRTX$12,900$245,640
    Mike CrapoRID$0$5,450
    Jim DeMintRSC$5,500$319,720
    Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$179,961
    Mike EnziRWY$0$13,050
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,000$47,686
    Al FrankenDMN$4,060$801,921
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,610$801,436
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$57,743
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,500$101,550
    Kay R. HaganDNC$0$301,991
    Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$97,903
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$73,100
    Dean HellerRNV$12,250$170,887
    John HoevenRND$15,000$23,260
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,050$46,050
    Jim InhofeROK$3,150$84,575
    Dan InouyeDHI$200$39,800
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$51,500
    Mike JohannsRNE$8,200$26,446
    Ron JohnsonRWI$14,350$184,907
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$101,810
    John F. KerryDMA$250$54,574
    Mark KirkRIL$46,400$355,870
    Amy KlobucharDMN$17,150$132,937
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$1,000$5,750
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,400$186,590
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$105,875
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$101,150
    Mike LeeRUT$2,500$37,317
    Carl LevinDMI$2,500$122,003
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$3,900
    Dick LugarRIN$6,250$43,550
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$63,865
    John McCainRAZ$14,050$227,743
    Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$369,680
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$333,208
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$102,250
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$285,509
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$51,933
    Jerry MoranRKS$3,200$35,800
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$5,500
    Patty MurrayDWA$2,750$205,114
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$28,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$201,302
    Rand PaulRKY$5,400$289,162
    Rob PortmanROH$36,300$204,992
    Mark L. PryorDAR$750$46,195
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$21,250
    Harry ReidDNV$8,700$315,997
    Jim RischRID$5,750$184,356
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$124,101
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$70,950
    Marco RubioRFL$11,705$1,037,670
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$259,163
    Chuck SchumerDNY$2,360$247,070
    Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$69,320
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$316,653
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$23,300
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,500$51,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$9,800$172,866
    Jon TesterDMT$1,000$237,392
    John ThuneRSD$15,250$299,543
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$28,300$1,429,803
    Mark UdallDCO$1,500$366,536
    Tom UdallDNM$500$267,236
    David VitterRLA$7,750$228,826
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$322,426
    Jim WebbDVA$1,000$6,450
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$81,239
    Roger F. WickerRMS$8,000$101,675
    Ron WydenDOR$750$81,621

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Manufacturing$353,869
    Chambers of commerce$274,854

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$6,919,061
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,768,480
    Democratic/Liberal$4,609,344
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,410,557
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$577,535
    Communications & Electronics$114,100
    Human Rights$45,301
    Consumer groups$5,150
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