Infosec Set Back by ‘Don’t Ask’ Vote

Republicans who oppose a section of the National Defense Authorization Act that would have rescinded don’t ask, don’t tell successfully blocked continuation of debate on the entire bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., couldn’t muster the 60 votes needed to block the filibuster. Ironically, a potential 60th vote belonged to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a champion of cybersecurity reform. The House version of the bill would create a National Office for Cyberspace in the White House, headed by a Senate-confirmed director.”]


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