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Bipartisan Cyber Legislation Will Ditch Presidential Emergency Powers, Include Emphasis on Training, Certification

Forthcoming bipartisan cybersecurity legislation from Senators J. Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will undergo some significant modifications.  The revised legislation will remove a controversial provision that enables the President to effectively turn off the internet in the event of a major cyber attack and feature a greater emphasis on training and certification for federal cyber professionals in order to ensure that the government employs a properly trained workforce, properly educated and trained to thwart high-tech threats.

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