Is a Bipartisan Bill About to Create a Social Media Department of Homeland Security?
Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma will be introducing a bill in the US Senate sometime during the Christmas week coming up, ostensibly to help identify and react to cyber security threats, as well as help coordinate the identification and reaction among state and federal agencies. But wait, there’s more, far more…
The bill is being co-sponsored by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris. The author of the bill, Lankford, is considered a ‘rising star’ in the Republican Party. The Democrat co-signers, Klobuchar and Harris, are both considered rising stars in their party. I think these facts are worth noting when considering the prospects of this bill being taken seriously, and the prospects of this bill’s eventual passage.
You don’t stick your rising stars on a showpiece bit of legislation that is intended to go nowhere.
The bill is ostensibly designed to create more effective lines of communication between the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community at the Federal level, as well as State Election officials. The bill’s goal is to prevent further foreign interference in US Elections, and to help states better defend against cyber attacks.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 18, 2017.