The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a cyber-security bill that calls for beefing up training, education, research, and coordination so the government can better prepare to deal with cyber attacks, CNET reports. The Cyber Security Research and Development Act of 2009, which passed by a vote of 422 to 5, authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a cyber-security education program that can help consumers, businesses, schools, and government workers keep their computers secure. It also creates cyber-security scholarship programs for college students and research centers, and it asks NIST to boost the development of...

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