TOMORROW-- Meehan to Hold Hearing Examining the Cybersecurity Executive Order

Jul 17, 2013 Issues: Cybersecurity

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, chaired by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), will conduct the following hearing tomorrow.

THURSDAY, July 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
Oversight of Executive Order 13636 and Development of the Cybersecurity Framework
311 Cannon House Office Building
Witness List:

·         Mr. Robert Kolasky, Director, Implementation Task Force, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

·         Charles H. Romine, PhD, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

·         Eric A. Fischer, PhD, Senior Specialist, Science and Technology, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Subcommittee Chairman Meehan on the hearing: “The Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies has oversight responsibility for the President’s cybersecurity Executive Order. On Thursday, we will begin our efforts to ensure transparency in the process by convening a hearing to examine the outline released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in June. Congress must work with the Administration and NIST to establish a framework that correctly identifies and fills the gaps in our nation’s critical infrastructure protection. I look forward to hearing from the Department of Homeland Security and NIST on their progress, and areas that our subcommittee can help to improve the process.”

* Opening statements, witness testimony, and live video will be available HERE.

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