Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chair of the US House Intelligence Committee intends to reintroduce H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”), which would provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities. Although this initiative has apparently not yet been reported in the news, I was given the privilege to comment on and supply proposed language for the legislative drafts based on a request by the Representative’s office to a trade organization I belong to.

Also, Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (Chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee), Tom Carper (Chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee), and Dianne Feinstein (Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence),  have introduced introduced a new Bill styled theCybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act 2013, “To secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the Federal Government, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses.” The press release is here, and the Bill is here.