Ready to get your federal computer license?

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at
Fri Feb 12 17:56:01 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 7:11 AM, Florian Weimer <fw at> wrote:
> * Scott Morris:
>> Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> * Scott Morris:
>>>> I'm trying really hard to find my "paranoia hat", and just to relieve
>>>> some boredom I read the entire bill to try to figure out where this was
>>>> all coming from....
>>>> "(2) may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or
>>>> shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal
>>>> Government or United States critical infrastructure information system
>>>> or network;"
>>> Wouldn't this mean you're allowed to set emergency ACLs only if a
>>> cybersecurity emergency has been declared by the President?
>> I must have missed the phrasing that says "nobody else can make an
>> independent decision regarding any security measure above and beyond the
>> minimum standards"...
>> I'll go back and look for that.
> The thing your looking for is called "exclusio unius". 8-)

Now the President will not only carry "The football" now he will also
start carrying "The switch".


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