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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) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
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

$345,269
$274,854
$620,123
30 times as much
$5,150
$551,735
$4,806,692
$45,301
$6,864,752
$4,606,444
$1,684,796
$141,800
$18,706,670
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 Action Fund
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

NamePartysort iconState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Al FrankenDMN$4,060$802,871
Amy KlobucharDMN$17,150$136,337
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$52,433
Barbara BoxerDCA$19,850$608,143
Ben CardinDMD$750$93,703
Bob CaseyDPA$4,000$176,825
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$116,650
Carl LevinDMI$2,500$124,003
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,100$97,290
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,360$269,270
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$377,630
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$199,492
Dan InouyeDHI$200$39,800
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$9,800$179,116
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,000$40,436
Dick DurbinDIL$2,750$180,461
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$33,400
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$105,875
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,000$5,000
Harry ReidDNV$8,700$343,297
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$316,653
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$283,209
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$6,450
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$63,865
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$21,250
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$70,950
John F. KerryDMA$250$58,574
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$246,892
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$300,441
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,610$807,136
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$71,005
Mark BegichDAK$0$193,872
Mark L. PryorDAR$750$46,195
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$322,876
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$378,436
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,400$185,290
Max BaucusDMT$2,500$119,372
Michael F. BennetDCO$250$332,039
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$101,350
Patty MurrayDWA$2,750$209,064
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$92,700
Ron WydenDOR$750$84,021
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$81,239
Sherrod BrownDOH$6,250$650,900
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$101,810
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$50,200
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$103,903
Tom UdallDNM$500$259,698
Bernie SandersIVT$0$261,988
Joe LiebermanICT$0$3,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$341,908
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,500$117,260
Bob CorkerRTN$24,350$187,014
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$125,101
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,500$103,300
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,200$404,048
Daniel CoatsRIN$12,900$63,800
David VitterRLA$7,750$239,826
Dean HellerRNV$12,250$173,387
Dick LugarRIN$6,250$46,050
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$69,520
Jerry MoranRKS$3,200$35,800
Jim DeMintRSC$5,500$313,920
Jim InhofeROK$3,150$84,575
Jim RischRID$5,750$184,356
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$40,450
John BoozmanRAR$1,500$57,645
John CornynRTX$12,900$250,190
John HoevenRND$15,000$23,260
John McCainRAZ$14,050$227,743
John ThuneRSD$15,250$299,793
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$54,400
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$5,750
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,050$46,050
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,150$105,416
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$57,743
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$5,500
Marco RubioRFL$11,705$1,045,520
Mark KirkRIL$46,400$348,170
Mike CrapoRID$0$5,450
Mike EnziRWY$0$13,050
Mike JohannsRNE$8,200$29,446
Mike LeeRUT$2,500$35,520
Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,500$50,300
Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$78,200
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$28,300$1,444,125
Rand PaulRKY$5,400$289,162
Richard BurrRNC$6,695$89,350
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$24,300
Rob PortmanROH$31,500$205,564
Roger F. WickerRMS$8,000$100,675
Ron JohnsonRWI$16,350$185,157
Roy BluntRMO$44,150$209,441
Scott P. BrownRMA$32,750$810,494
Susan M. CollinsRME$13,049$139,988
Tom CoburnROK$1,500$114,043
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$8,800

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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,500$117,260
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,150$105,416
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$40,450
Max BaucusDMT$2,500$119,372
Mark BegichDAK$0$193,872
Michael F. BennetDCO$250$332,039
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$92,700
Roy BluntRMO$44,150$209,441
John BoozmanRAR$1,500$57,645
Barbara BoxerDCA$19,850$608,143
Scott P. BrownRMA$32,750$810,494
Sherrod BrownDOH$6,250$650,900
Richard BurrRNC$6,695$89,350
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$71,005
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$187,014
John CornynRTX$12,900$250,190
Mike CrapoRID$0$5,450
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$802,871
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,610$807,136
Lindsey GrahamRSC$13,284$57,743
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,500$103,300
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$300,441
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$103,903
Orrin G. HatchRUT$6,750$78,200
Dean HellerRNV$12,250$173,387
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$54,400
Mike JohannsRNE$8,200$29,446
Ron JohnsonRWI$16,350$185,157
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$101,810
John F. KerryDMA$250$58,574
Mark KirkRIL$46,400$348,170
Amy KlobucharDMN$17,150$136,337
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,400$185,290
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$250$105,875
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$101,350
Mike LeeRUT$2,500$35,520
Carl LevinDMI$2,500$124,003
Joe LiebermanICT$0$3,900
Dick LugarRIN$6,250$46,050
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$7,500$63,865
John McCainRAZ$14,050$227,743
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,550$377,630
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,900$341,908
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$116,650
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$283,209
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$500$52,433
Jerry MoranRKS$3,200$35,800
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$5,500
Patty MurrayDWA$2,750$209,064
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$33,400
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$199,492
Rand PaulRKY$5,400$289,162
Rob PortmanROH$31,500$205,564
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
Marco RubioRFL$11,705$1,045,520
Bernie SandersIVT$0$261,988
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,360$269,270
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$69,520
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$316,653
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$24,300
Olympia J. SnoweRME$2,500$50,300
Debbie StabenowDMI$9,800$179,116
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$246,892
John ThuneRSD$15,250$299,793
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$28,300$1,444,125
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$378,436
Tom UdallDNM$500$259,698
David VitterRLA$7,750$239,826
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,760$322,876
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$6,450
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$81,239
Roger F. WickerRMS$8,000$100,675
Ron WydenDOR$750$84,021

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Manufacturing$345,269
Chambers of commerce$274,854

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,806,692
Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,684,796
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$551,735
Communications & Electronics$141,800
Human Rights$45,301
Consumer groups$5,150
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