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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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Summary:
A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$215,909
$199,054
$414,963
32 times as much
$5,150
$453,469
$3,884,990
$41,451
$3,260,855
$4,230,183
$1,326,448
$104,300
$13,306,846
2 Organizations Supported and 31 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.

31 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.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
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.
Defending Dissent 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.
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$116,260
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,150$105,416
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$41,450
Max BaucusDMT$2,500$119,372
Mark BegichDAK$0$194,872
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
Barbara BoxerDCA$19,850$612,743
Scott P. BrownRMA$30,250$809,744
Sherrod BrownDOH$9,750$653,650
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$67,755
Ben CardinDMD$750$93,703
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$50,200
Bob CaseyDPA$4,000$176,825
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,200$404,048
Daniel CoatsRIN$12,900$63,800
Tom CoburnROK$1,500$114,043
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$8,800
Susan M. CollinsRME$13,049$139,988
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$5,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,100$97,290
Bob CorkerRTN$24,350$182,364
John CornynRTX$12,900$250,190
Jim DeMintRSC$5,500$313,920
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$180,461
Mike EnziRWY$0$13,050
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,000$40,436
Al FrankenDMN$4,060$803,371
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,610$806,686
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$57,743
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$302,741
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$102,903
Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$80,200
Dean HellerRNV$12,250$173,387
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,050$46,050
Jim InhofeROK$3,150$84,575
Dan InouyeDHI$200$39,800
Mike JohannsRNE$8,200$29,446
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$101,810
John F. KerryDMA$250$58,574
Mark KirkRIL$46,400$348,670
Amy KlobucharDMN$17,150$132,937
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,400$187,590
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$105,875
Carl LevinDMI$2,500$124,003
Joe LiebermanICT$0$3,900
Dick LugarRIN$6,250$46,050
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$63,865
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$376,630
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$344,408
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$116,650
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$285,509
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$52,433
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$32,900
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$204,742
Mark L. PryorDAR$750$46,195
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$21,250
Harry ReidDNV$8,700$343,297
Jim RischRID$5,750$184,356
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$125,101
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$70,950
Bernie SandersIVT$0$261,988
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$69,520
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$318,953
Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,500$51,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$9,800$179,116
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$246,892
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$380,436
Tom UdallDNM$500$268,298
David VitterRLA$7,750$239,826
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$325,426
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$6,450
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$81,239
Roger F. WickerRMS$8,000$102,675

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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$116,260
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,150$105,416
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$41,450
Max BaucusDMT$2,500$119,372
Mark BegichDAK$0$194,872
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
Barbara BoxerDCA$19,850$612,743
Scott P. BrownRMA$30,250$809,744
Sherrod BrownDOH$9,750$653,650
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$67,755
Ben CardinDMD$750$93,703
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$50,200
Bob CaseyDPA$4,000$176,825
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,200$404,048
Daniel CoatsRIN$12,900$63,800
Tom CoburnROK$1,500$114,043
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$8,800
Susan M. CollinsRME$13,049$139,988
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$5,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,100$97,290
Bob CorkerRTN$24,350$182,364
John CornynRTX$12,900$250,190
Jim DeMintRSC$5,500$313,920
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$180,461
Mike EnziRWY$0$13,050
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,000$40,436
Al FrankenDMN$4,060$803,371
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,610$806,686
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$57,743
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$302,741
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$102,903
Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$80,200
Dean HellerRNV$12,250$173,387
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,050$46,050
Jim InhofeROK$3,150$84,575
Dan InouyeDHI$200$39,800
Mike JohannsRNE$8,200$29,446
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$101,810
John F. KerryDMA$250$58,574
Mark KirkRIL$46,400$348,670
Amy KlobucharDMN$17,150$132,937
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,400$187,590
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$105,875
Carl LevinDMI$2,500$124,003
Joe LiebermanICT$0$3,900
Dick LugarRIN$6,250$46,050
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$63,865
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$376,630
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$344,408
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$116,650
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$285,509
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$52,433
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$32,900
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$204,742
Mark L. PryorDAR$750$46,195
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$21,250
Harry ReidDNV$8,700$343,297
Jim RischRID$5,750$184,356
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$125,101
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$70,950
Bernie SandersIVT$0$261,988
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$69,520
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$318,953
Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,500$51,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$9,800$179,116
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$246,892
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$380,436
Tom UdallDNM$500$268,298
David VitterRLA$7,750$239,826
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$325,426
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$6,450
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$81,239
Roger F. WickerRMS$8,000$102,675

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Manufacturing$215,909
Chambers of commerce$199,054

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$4,230,183
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,884,990
Republican/Conservative$3,260,855
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,326,448
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$453,469
Communications & Electronics$104,300
Human Rights$41,451
Consumer groups$5,150
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