senate Bill S2154

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council to coordinate cyber security activities at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park

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Mar 15, 2013 signed chap.16
Mar 12, 2013 delivered to governor
Feb 27, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.30
substituted for s2154
Feb 27, 2013 substituted by a2295
Feb 11, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2013 1st report cal.30
Jan 14, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S2154 - Bill Details

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A2295
Law Section:
Urban Research
Laws Affected:
Amd Title, ยงยง1 & 2, Chap 503 of 2012

S2154 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council to coordinate cyber security activities at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

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BILL NUMBER:S2154

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 503 of the laws of 2012 relating
to authorizing the New York state urban development corporation to enter
into agreements to develop a Cyber Research Institute, in relation to
cyber security activities

PURPOSE: This bill authorizes the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic
Development Council to coordinate cyber security activities at the Grif-
fiss Business and Technology Park.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Makes technical changes to Chapter 503 of the
laws of 2012 which authorized, through public and private partnerships,
the establishment of a Cyber Research Institute.

JUSTIFICATION: The Cyber Research Institute to be established under
Chapter 503 of 2012 will address the important public need of conducting
research and development in the crucial area of protecting important
networked computer systems involved in military, governmental, and busi-
ness enterprises.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Chapter 503 of 2012.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2154

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend chapter 503 of the laws of 2012 relating to authorizing
  the New York state urban development corporation to enter into  agree-
  ments  to  develop  a  Cyber  Research Institute, in relation to cyber
  security activities

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The title of chapter 503 of the laws of 2012, relating to
authorizing the New York state urban development  corporation  to  enter
into  agreements  to  develop  a Cyber Research Institute, is amended to
read as follows:
  AN ACT to authorize the [New York state urban development  corporation
to  enter  into agreements to develop a Cyber Research Institute] MOHAWK
VALLEY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO COORDINATE CYBER SECURI-
TY ACTIVITIES AT GRIFFISS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY PARK
  S 2. Sections 1 and 2 of chapter 503 of the laws of 2012  relating  to
authorizing  the  New  York state urban development corporation to enter
into agreements to development a Cyber Research Institute,  are  amended
to read as follows:
  Section 1. Legislative Findings.  The legislature finds that the issue
of  securing  networked  computer  systems  is of increasing importance.
Governments at all levels, including the military,  private  businesses,
and  individuals  have  increasingly become the targets of cyber attacks
which range from theft  of  privileged  or  proprietary  information  to
destructive  efforts  to  impede  or shut down systems which operate key
elements of infrastructure, banking and business transactions, or  vital
functions  of  government,  to  name  just a few. The increasing demands
posed by this threat create a need for research and development  in  the
area  of  cyber  security  in an environment which will allow pursuit of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07438-01-3

S. 2154                             2

these studies in both an open academic setting and, also,  in  a  secure
environment  for  classified  research.    The  United  States Air Force
Research Lab at Rome, New York is presently conducting important work at
its Information Assurance and Cyber Science Technology Laboratory. It is
noted  that  several  private  businesses are presently engaged in cyber
science work in close proximity to the Air Force Research Lab at Rome at
the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, and several New York colleges
and universities offer undergraduate  and  graduate  programs  in  cyber
[science  and]  security AND COMPUTER RELATED SCIENCES. IN ADDITION, THE
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THROUGH ITS  DIVISION
OF  SCIENCE  AND  TECHNOLOGY,  AND  THE  MOHAWK VALLEY REGIONAL ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ARE  CURRENTLY  COLLABORATING  WITH  THE  AIR  FORCE
RESEARCH  LAB  AND  ITS  AFFILIATES  IN ROME TO ESTABLISH INITIATIVES TO
PROMOTE INCREASED ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NEW YORK STATE THROUGH THE DEVELOP-
MENT OF CYBER-BASED BUSINESSES AND  TECHNOLOGIES  AS  WELL  AS  TRAINING
PROGRAMS  IN  THESE VITAL INDUSTRIES.  This combination of resources AND
ACTIVITIES IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY uniquely positions the state of New York
to become a leader in cyber security research and development BY HELPING
IT ATTRACT, RETAIN AND GROW BUSINESSES FOCUSED ON  DEVELOPING  SOLUTIONS
FOR CYBER SECURITY.
  S  2.  (a)  The  [New  York state urban development corporation  shall
undertake to establish, through public and private  partnerships,  which
shall  include the Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, New York based
colleges and universities, private businesses, and not-for-profit  enti-
ties,] MOHAWK VALLEY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL SHALL COLLAB-
ORATE  WITH  a Cyber Research Institute to be ESTABLISHED AND located at
the Griffiss Business and Technology Park  in  Rome,  New  York.    Such
institute  shall  be an independent not-for-profit corporation organized
under the laws of the state of New York. [It  shall  be  governed  by  a
board  of  directors  which  shall have at least eight and not more than
twelve members, no fewer than three-quarters of whom shall be knowledge-
able in fields directly  related  to  cyber  security  or  have  ongoing
engagement  and  responsibility  in  the  cyber  security industry or in
industries where cyber security is essential or shall have experience in
teaching, research or applied work in the  area  of  cyber  security  in
academic, business or government settings.]
  (b)  The [New York state urban development corporation shall work with
the collaborating businesses and educational institutions,  as  well  as
the Griffiss Local Development Corporation, to ensure that a cooperative
working  relationship  is  established  between  those  institutions and
potential participants of such research institute so that resources  are
made  available and used in a responsible manner to support the success-
ful development of the proposed research institute and the  creation  of
ongoing  linkages  between  the  training, research, development, demon-
stration and technology transfer resources of the region's higher educa-
tion institutions, private sector businesses and the activities  located
at  the  Griffiss Business and Technology Park] CYBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SHALL COLLABORATE WITH THE AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY AT ROME,  BUSI-
NESSES,  EDUCATIONAL  INSTITUTIONS,  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ENTITIES,  FEDERAL,
LOCAL AND OTHER NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AND  OTHER  PARTIC-
IPANTS IN THIS ARENA TO PROMOTE THE CREATION OF ONGOING LINKAGES BETWEEN
THE TRAINING, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANS-
FER  RESOURCES OF THE REGION'S HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND PRIVATE
SECTOR BUSINESSES; MAXIMIZE FEDERAL, STATE AND PRIVATE SECTOR  RESOURCES
AND  DEPLOY  THOSE  RESOURCES  STRATEGICALLY  TO  ESTABLISH AND FOSTER A
SUSTAINABLE PROGRAM THAT WILL GROW THE CYBER-BASED ECONOMY IN  NEW  YORK

S. 2154                             3

STATE  AND  PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF CYBER-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE; PROMOTE
AND INCREASE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AS IT RELATES TO THE CYBER-BASED ECONOMY;
FACILITATE THE TRANSFER OF CYBER TECHNOLOGY FROM THE  LAB  TO  PRACTICAL
MARKET  APPLICATION;  EXPAND  THE  REGION'S  CYBER-BASED  WORKFORCE; AND
PROMOTE NEW YORK  STATE  AS  THE  LEADER  IN  CYBER-BASED  RESEARCH  AND
PROTECTION. THE CYBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE SHALL COORDINATE ITS ACTIVITIES
WITH THE MOHAWK VALLEY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the same date as chapter 503 of the
laws  of  2012 relating to authorizing the New York state urban develop-
ment corporation to enter into agreements to develop  a  Cyber  Research
Institute, took effect.

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