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DHS hopes to get same cyber-spying powers as NSA

Posted By admin On June 18, 2013 @ 9:30 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Josh Peterson
Daily Caller [1]
June 18, 2013

Domestic spying capabilities used by the National Security Agency to collect massive amounts of data [2] on American citizens could soon be available to the Department of Homeland Security — a bureaucracy with the power to arrest citizens that is not subject to limitations imposed on the NSA.

Unlike the DHS, the NSA is an intelligence agency, not a domestic law enforcement agency. It cannot arrest those suspected of wrongdoing. That power of the federal government lies with agencies under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department, the Treasury, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

The NSA and DHS have waged a long Capitol Hill turf war over cybersecurity [3]. Bills such as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 have sought to clearly define the relationship between the two agencies, but struggled to get off the ground.

Full article here [1]


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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/18/dhs-hopes-get-same-cyber-spying-powers-as-nsa/

[2] collect massive amounts of data: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/secret-prism-success-even-bigger-data-seizure

[3] cybersecurity: http://news.yahoo.com/turf-war-213021514.html

[4] ACLU warns of expanded spying powers in new GOP cybersecurity legislation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/aclu-warns-of-expanded-spying-powers-in-new-gop-cybersecurity-legislation.html

[5] Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-would-give-dhs-emergency-cyber-powers.html

[6] Democrats to continue Internet coup with new cyber bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/democrats-to-continue-internet-coup-with-new-cyber-bill.html

[7] Gates to Nominate NSA Chief to Head New Cyber Command: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gates-to-nominate-nsa-chief-to-head-new-cyber-command.html

[8] DHS teams hunt for weaknesses in federal cyber networks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-teams-hunt-for-weaknesses-in-federal-cyber-networks.html

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