(legal term) Known as HR 1259, it was introduced by Constance Morella (R-MD) and was referred to the Committee on Science on March 28, 2001. Its purpose was to amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to better enable the National Institute of Standards and Technology to enhance computer security. The Computer Security Enhancement Act of 2001 passed the House of Representatives on November 28, 2001, was received in the Senate on November 28, 2001, was read twice, and then was sent to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bill died in committee. Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). Legislation Affecting the Internet. [July 28, 2004.] CDT Website. http://www.cdt.org/legislation/107th/wiretaps/.