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Senate Proceeding on Jun 24th, 2010 :: 6:04:00 to 6:16:15
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Christopher S. Bond

6:03:56 to 6:04:16( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: amend be agreed to and the motions to reconsider be laid on the table en bloc. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i yield the floor. mr. bon the presiding officer: the senator from missouri is recognized. mr. bond: mr. president, my friend and colleague from north dakota has been kind enough to allow me to speak because of some scheduling concerns.

Christopher S. Bond

6:04:00 to 6:16:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher S. Bond

Christopher S. Bond

6:04:17 to 6:04:37( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: i ask unanimous consent that when i complete my remarks he be recognized for 15 minutes. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. bond: mr. president, over the past several months our homeland has experienced direct -- directed terrost attacks against two military bases, attempted terrorist attacks on christmas day on the one hand on times square.

Christopher S. Bond

6:04:38 to 6:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: these captured the attention of the american public and stand as stark reminders of the threats our nation continues to face from terrorists across the globe. i have no doubt that every american is aware of the threat from a terrorist with a bomb that can take tout a city block or bring down an airplane. i am afraid the american public

Christopher S. Bond

6:04:59 to 6:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: is largely unaware of the silent threat that could devaste our nation: cyber attacks. these attacks have remained large lay under the radar. our government businesses, citizens, and even social networking sites have all been hit. cyber attacks are on the rise, unless our private sector and congress start down a path -- a better path to proct our

Christopher S. Bond

6:05:20 to 6:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: information networks. serious damage to our economy and national security will follow. in an increasingly cyber age where our financial system conducts trade, we have the internet and we pay bills online, the government uses computers to calculate benefits on the one hand implement war

Christopher S. Bond

6:05:41 to 6:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: strategies, a successful cyber attack can be devastating. the nightmare cyber attack no longer exists just in movies. there are over 28,000 aircraft in our skies. if a hacker took down wall street trading or an electrical

Christopher S. Bond

6:06:05 to 6:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: grid in an american city, scenarios like these make it more important that we listen to comments by mike mcconnell, "if we were in a cyber war today, the united states would lose." that's not insignificant statement coming from the military and intelligence veteran like mike mcconnell. and it should cause all of us to pause and traik a look at how we

Christopher S. Bond

6:06:26 to 6:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: should neutralize this rising threat. our networks and way of life could be taken down by an enemy state, a terrorist group or hurricane katrina a single hacker. that's why senator hch and i are introducing the national cyber infrastructure protection act of 2010 today. i'll be blunt. our enemies won't wait for us to

Christopher S. Bond

6:06:48 to 6:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: do our homework, solve our turf battles or modernize our laws before using our networks as a deadly weapon against us. the attacks have already started. we don't have another day to weavment i believe our bill is the best solution to address this threat. our bill makes it clear where

Christopher S. Bond

6:07:09 to 6:07:30( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: congress should and should not legislation. congress should set lanes in the road to protect our nation's cyber security but leave flexibility for the private sector and government to adapt to changing threats within those lanes. in 1978 when the foreign intelligence surveillance act was enacted, it put into law certain technologies.

Christopher S. Bond

6:07:31 to 6:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: those technologies changed and, thus, fisa was ineffective in enabling us to listen in on cell phone and e-mail traffic beten terrorists in foreign countries. well, we've also heard repeated concerns from industry and the private sector and those operating critical

Christopher S. Bond

6:07:52 to 6:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: infrastructure that overregulation of legislation by congress ultimately will make it harder to protect our networks as innovation and quick response get overrun by unnecessary and outdatedegulatory mandates. second, right now virtually every federal department or agency has someone who is

Christopher S. Bond

6:08:14 to 6:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: responsible for cyber security issues. but who is that one person that will make sure that all departments and agencies work together to protect all of our networks? who is the one-point person responsible, with authority to impact our cyber security strategies and activities? unfortunately, right now the answer is no one.

Christopher S. Bond

6:08:35 to 6:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: to solve this problem, our establishes a national cyber center and designates a single senate-confidence individual accountable to the -- senate-confirmed individual accountable to the congress and reporting directly to the president to serve as the director. the director has statutory responsibility and authority to coordinate activities to protect government networks and develop policies and procedures to help

Christopher S. Bond

6:08:57 to 6:09:18( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: federal agencies do their job. in order to reduce the cyber's operating costs and to capitalize on the cyber expertise, we all know who resides in the department of defense. the national cyber center is administratively placed in d.o.d. but because of concerns that the military should not have too much control over government networks, the center

Christopher S. Bond

6:09:19 to 6:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: is not run by the defense department and the director does not report to the secretary of defense. now, because a key part of the center to make sure the right people are talking to each other, the act requires those parts of d.o.d., homeland security, director of national intelligence, f.b.i. need to carry out the center's mission

Christopher S. Bond

6:09:42 to 6:10:02( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: to colow caict and inter-- to colocate and interconnect with the center. other federal agencies may also participate in the center. as we put this bill together, former senior intelligence officials told us that providing strong budget authority was essential for the director to have the clout needed to do the

Christopher S. Bond

6:10:03 to 6:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: job. so this act gives the director clear input into cyber budgets across all federal agencies, like the federal drug czar has in calculating counterdrug budgets across the federal agencies. the actreates a national cyber securityrogram similar to the national intelligence program,

Christopher S. Bond

6:10:26 to 6:10:46( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: such influence, influence the current cyber czar does not have, is essential to creating a cost-effective approach to securing our government information networks. the third and final principle is the idea there must be a venue for the government tnd private sector to collaborate and share in fact.

Christopher S. Bond

6:10:47 to 6:11:07( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: the priesk private sector is often on the front line so it has the information to increase government awareness and make both goverent and the private sector stronger. the corollary is that the government must share its own information with the private sector. the collaboration, to be effective, must be volume teamplet the private sector

Christopher S. Bond

6:11:08 to 6:11:28( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: would stand to gain technical virginia, greater access to threat information, and will have a clear incentive to join. our bill codifies the collaboration creating a partnership known as the cyber defense alliance, to assure free flow of information about cyber threats and latest technologies. the alliance will be the

Christopher S. Bond

6:11:29 to 6:11:49( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: clearinghouse for passing sensitive cyber threat information, to private and critical infrastructure entities on the front lines, but without compromising our intelligence sources and methods. we agree with the intelligence experts and private-sector reps who told us that if the heavy hand of government drives this collaboration, it will not be

Christopher S. Bond

6:11:50 to 6:12:10( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: effective. therefore, the alliance will be managed by a board of directors consisted largely of private-sector representatives and located in the department of energy where the existin national labs have great expertise to share with it. because our private partners must know that the information

Christopher S. Bond

6:12:11 to 6:12:31( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: will not be compromised or other consequences will occur, the act gives solid protections from foia, antitrust restrictions and other limitations. mr. president, this bill is one of many cyber bills introduced in congress, so some might be asking why this approach is better. a key aspect of the bill is it

Christopher S. Bond

6:12:32 to 6:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: provides a practical, private cyber infrastructure designed to address the cyber threat rather than preserve the jurisdictional turf of any one agency or congressional oversight committee. i don't have a dog in this fight. i wi just want to pass the bill to protect our metworks. the threat will only -- i just

Christopher S. Bond

6:12:53 to 6:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: want to pass the bill to protect our networks. the threat will only be eliminated when we work together. mandates and regulations in many of the other bills will -- may soon b technology, and the private sector and industry partners have real concerns about it.

Christopher S. Bond

6:13:15 to 6:13:35( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: our economy is in turmoil. the last thing we need to do is put american businesses at serious disadvantage that might jeopardize their proprietary information in the global marketplace. the industry partners have said to mandate this would put them at a disadvantage. finally, mr. president, our bill

Christopher S. Bond

6:13:36 to 6:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: moves away from the notion that a cyber coordinator in the executive office of the president can solve the problem. the current cyber security coordinator in the white house will be given the -- has neither the authority or the staff to coordinate the government's wide range of cyber operations and strategies. simply enshrining this position

Christopher S. Bond

6:13:57 to 6:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: in start will not overcome claims of executive privilege which prevents congress from finding information from people who work only for the president in the white house, not subject to senate confirmation. and i think many of my colleagues would agree also that now would not be the time to give the department of homeland security more responsibility.

Christopher S. Bond

6:14:20 to 6:14:40( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: as some of the cyber bills would do. i don't think many in the chair would disagree about the authority. the bill we're introducing has already earned prays from the electric power sector because of the cooperative relationship between the government and private sector, the entities that are part of the electric

Christopher S. Bond

6:14:41 to 6:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: power sector recognize this and they haverovided a statement which i ask unanimous consent be included in the record after -- at the conclusion of my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. bond: an, mr. president, in addition, i believe, as chairman of the -- vice children

Christopher S. Bond

6:15:02 to 6:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: of the intelligence committee, no legislation in the area should impede the intelligence community's ability to protect our nation from terrorist attacks and other threats. scwee the office of the director of national intelligence for an informal assessment. they told us that like other bills that have been introduced, this bill protects intel the

Christopher S. Bond

6:15:23 to 6:15:43( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: intelligence community equities with respect to protecting classified intelligence sources and methods. this bill provides broad lengths without micromanaging to give all partners in cybersecurity, whether government or private, the flexibility to defend against threats from our enemies. the private sector is doing a

Christopher S. Bond

6:15:44 to 6:16:05( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: great job. the federal government needs to support them with technology and information and get out of the way. cyberattackers have been stealing intellectual property, threatening to take down our infrastructure and gaining insight into our national security networks. the longer we wait to act, the more vulnerable we will to these attacks.

Christopher S. Bond

6:16:06 to 6:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: the national cyberinfrastructure protection act will put the government and our critical infrastructure companies in the private sector right path to

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