"This bill is urgent," Collins said. "We can't wait to act. We cannot wait until our country has a catastrophic cyberattack."
Janet Napolitano, current secretary at DHS, and Stewart Baker, a former official at DHS and the NSA, both voiced support for the bill.
Although some critics have called for a stripped-down bill that deals mainly with security efforts at government agencies, "now is not the time for half-measures," Napolitano said.
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