The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate voted today in favor of final passage of cybersecurity information sharing legislation that now goes to President Obama for his signature.
"Cyber threats pose significant risks for American consumers and every facet of our nation’s critical infrastructure, economy and financial markets," said CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations John F. Jones. "CenturyLink applauds Congress for passing important cybersecurity legislation that will help make government and private sector information systems more secure by promoting the real-time exchange of critical cyber threat information and offering key privacy protections to consumers and businesses. We specifically support provisions that require federal agencies to take advantage of the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber intrusion prevention programs to protect their IT systems."
CenturyLink previously announced its support for the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S. 754), the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560) and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731).
The company also applauds the inclusion of the research and development tax credit, the bonus depreciation extension and a temporary extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act in the omnibus spending measure.