Another Executive Order for “Cybersecurity”

Obama warned the nation during this year’s state of the union address that he would bypass Congress (and the Constitution) in order to move forward. This latest attack on our individual freedom comes after Congress rejected the Cybersecurity bill.

At some point the people have to use logic to analyze the actions of this president. Consider the following:

1. Why issue this executive order two months prior to the election?

2. Based on the upcoming election, this order would have to be implemented prior to the election.

3. Once again, DHS would be responsible for this program’s implementation and enforcement.

As Obama receives his convention “bounce” and regains the lead in the polls, the future of our Liberty is further diminished by what has become a dictatorship.

David DeGerolamo

Obama Weighs Executive Order to Defend Against Cyber Attacks

President Barack Obama’s administration is drafting an executive order that would create a program protecting vital computer networks from cyber attacks, according to two former government officials with direct knowledge of the effort.

The program, to be managed by the Department of Homeland Security, would establish cybersecurity standards that companies could voluntarily adopt to better protect banks, telecommunication networks and the U.S. power grid from electronic attacks, the officials, who have seen the draft, said on condition of anonymity because the document hasn’t been made public.

The draft, which remains under review and could change, seeks to implement a key provision in a cybersecurity bill that failed to advance in the Senate last month, the officials said. The administration is contemplating using an executive order because it isn’t clear Congress would pass a cybersecurity bill.

“An executive order is one of a number of measures we’re considering as we look to implement the president’s direction to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyberthreats,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an e-mailed statement today. “We are not going to comment on ongoing internal deliberations.”

The draft calls for the Department of Homeland Security to create a council that would work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish the cybersecurity standards, the officials said.

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