Senate Commerce Committee Increases Funding For Anticrime Programs

Despite the claims from software and high technology groups, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to increase funding to fight Cybercrime. The “Cyber Security Research and Development Act” would give $970 million over a period of five years to the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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What is the purpose of the bill?
Is there any opposition to this legislation?
Has there been corresponding action in the House of Representatives?
What would the NSF and NIST be responsible for?
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