Computer systems and networks that make up the Internet have become critical to our everyday lives. As these systems have evolved to become even more indispensable, so too have the hacking techniques of our adversaries evolved. On a daily basis, the government and owners and operators of privately owned critical infrastructure are confronted with threats from terrorists, rogue states, and hackers that are growing more targeted, more sophisticated, and more serious.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for securing the networks of Federal civilian departments and agencies, often referred to as “the .gov domain.” In addition, DHS is the lead agency for coordinating protection, mitigation, and response for information networks used by the owners and operators of critical infrastructure.
In order to ensure that DHS has the tools, knowledge, and processes necessary to protect these networks and computer systems, Committee Members introduced and passed H.R. 3696 through the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation will strengthen our nation’s efforts to protect the homeland from a cyberattack on our critical infrastructure while prohibiting any new regulations at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and enjoys support from industry and privacy advocates.
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- Current Initiatives
- 9/11 Trials/Guantanamo Detainees
- Border Security
- Chemical Facility Security
- First Responder Communications
- Information Sharing and State and Local Fusion Centers
- Maritime Security
- Passenger and Cargo Aviation Security
- Preparedness for and Response to Terrorist Attacks and Natural Disasters
- Risk-Based Grant Funding
- Surface Transportation Security
- Weapons of Mass Destruction