Privacy Watch
November 15, 2002
More Info On Homeland Security Act

So I'm going over the government's ANALYSIS FOR THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002, and I'm not sure if there's a particular part of it I'd amend exactly that would make it OK.

Figured I'd start out with:


Sec. 201. Under Secretary for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection.
Sec. 202. Functions transferred.
Sec. 203. Access to information.
Sec. 204. Information voluntarily provided.

Here's the actual text of bill, Sections 201-204:

But the main "threat" doesn't seem to be one that can be amended easily. Namely that this "Secretary for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection" (presumably John Poindexter) will be taking over:

"the functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the following entities-...

(1) the National Infrastructure Protection Center of the FBI...
(2) National Communications System of the Department of Defense...
(3) the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office of the Department of Commerce...
(4) the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...
(5) the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center of the Department of Energy..
(6) the Federal Computer Incident Response Center of the General Services Administration..."

Posted by Lisa at November 15, 2002 05:06 PM | TrackBack
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