(legal term) On October 16, 2002, U.S. Representative Christopher John, D-LA, introduced a public sector bill called the Information Security Act. Its purpose was to increase secure information sharing and communications sharing among the agencies affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). On October 16, 2002, the Act was sent to the House Committee on Government Reform. It has not been passed in this form. Center for Democracy and Technology. Legislation Affecting the Internet. [Online, July 28, 2004.] Center for Democracy and Technology Website. http://www.cdt.org/ legislation/107th/wiretaps/.