Dr. Coburn filed the following amendments to S. 3414, the Cybersecurity bill being considered in the Senate today:
Coburn amendment #2682 - To require an annual report by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) identifying foreign government sponsors of economic or industrial espionage against the United States. Text of the amendment, here. Overview and additional background, here.
Coburn amendment #2683 - To authorize the President to direct the Department of Defense to provide for the common defense of Federal information infrastructure in the event of a Federal cyber emergency. Text of the amendment, here. Additional background, here.
Bennet-Coburn amendment #2689 - To require Federal Data Center consolidation. Dr. Coburn and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced this bipartisan amendment to support the Obama administration's Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, which is estimated to save over $2 billion through 2015 by using existing resources more efficiently. Dr. Cpburn also included this proposal in his deficit reduction plan, Back in Black (see page 17).