Break out the party hats! House Republicans have declared this week Cybersecurity Week.\n\n\n\tTo celebrate they plan to pass this spring\u2019s turkey, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). GOP control of the lower chamber means CISPA will be approved no matter how much opponents protest. The real fight over this\u2013and all other cybersecurity bills\u2013will play out in the Senate, where dysfunction rules.\n\n CISPA sure\u00a0is creating some interesting political bedfellows. President Obama and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) both oppose it. The only other thing they agree on may be that Mr. Obama is not a Socialist. (Congrats to Mr. Paul on getting his own video game, by the way.\u00a0Too bad the title\u00a0Fallout is already taken.)\n\n While 18 House Dems have said they are against the bill, their opposion\u00a0will have about as much impact as the 718,000+ names on an anti-CISPA petition. The Dems do intend to submit a\u00a0number of amendments to the bill\u00a0meant to\u00a0address\u00a0some glaring privacy concerns. But I hope they aren\u2019t holding their breath; CISPA will be passed by Friday.\n\n\n\tMeanwhile, the Senate will have to choose between John McCain\u2019s (R-Angry) CISPA-clone proposal and one from Susan Collins (R-Lobsters) and Joe Lieberman (I-Who Cares?). That one is backed by the White House (and most definitely not by Ron Paul) and would let DHS oversee all critical U.S. cyber infrastructure. I have to wonder, is there any way to vote "none of the above?"\n\n The administration is putting on a full-court press to get this passed. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, DHS bosses--former (Michael Chertoff) and current (Janet Napolitano)--FBI Director Robert Mueller and National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander are all making the rounds on its behalf.\n\n If the Senate does pass Collins-Lieberman (not to be confused with Rossington-Collins. Skynrd!) the whole thing goes to committee where stalemate\u00a0could be the best possible outcome. House GOP leaders have already said they will not approve a bill\u00a0that grants\u00a0new regulatory powers\u00a0to the government.\n\n\n\tUnfortunately, while this comedy continues a very big problem remains: The cybersecurity, of lack therefor, of the nation\u2019s power grid and other critical networks.\n\n FUN READ: While a whole bunch of legit companies and industry associations support CISPA, Sean Lawson of Forbes has a good look at one very questionable supporter.