POLITICS
06/02/2010 02:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lieberman Bill Gives Feds 'Emergency' Powers To Secure Civilian Networks

Joe Lieberman wants to give the federal government the power to take over civilian networks' security, if there's an "imminent cyber threat." It's part of a draft bill, co-sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Susan Collins, that provides the Department of Homeland Security broad authority to ensure that "critical infrastructure" stays up and running in the face of a looming hack attack.

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