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Internet viruses and hacker attacks on service have shown that protection of the critical information infrastructure must be addressed. ACP has issued six guiding principles for industry and government initiatives in this area.

In 2000, the Administration significantly liberalized export controls on strong American encryption products. Today most encryption products can be exported. But it is still important to review the regulations with respect to product, end user, and destination country.

 
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ACP PRAISES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S COMPUTER SECURITY

    107th Congress was a "Cyber Security Congress"

    Posted Nov 21, 2002

ACP APPLAUDS INCLUSION OF INFORMATION-SHARING PROVISIONS IN LEGISLATION CREATING A DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Group Commends Leadership of Rep. Tom Davis and Sen. Robert Bennett

    Posted Nov 19, 2002

ACP JOINS OTHER ASSOCIATIONS IN OPPOSING TRANSFER OF NIST'S COMPUTER SECURITY DIVISION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO THE PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    On September 9, 2002, ACP joined other associations in writing to Senators Lieberman and Thompson urging them to follow the lead of the House of Representatives and keep the CSD at the Department of Commerce.

    Posted Sep 9, 2002

ACP URGES SENATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO INCLUDE IN ITS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILL PROVISIONS PROTECTING VOLUNTARILY SHARED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INFORMATION

    On July 22, 2002, ACP joined other associations in urging Committee members to include targeted protections to ensure that the private sector can voluntarily share critical infrastructure threat and vulnerability information.

    Posted Jul 22, 2002

ACP URGES HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE TO ADOPT DAVIS INFORMATION SHARING AMENDMENT

    On July 10, 2002, ACP joined nine other associations in supporting an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security bill to remove legal roadblocks to the voluntary sharing of critical infrastructure threat information.

    Posted Jul 10, 2002

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