Future of Cyber and Telecommunications Security at DHS, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, September 13, 2006   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the opening statement of Daniel E. Lungren: "Information and communications technology are a prime target for those intending to do us harm and a successful terrorist attack could cause immeasurable danger and damage to our everyday lives, for example, disrupt our electrical power supply or disrupt our ability to respond to emergencies. [...] We are concerned the department has not been as effective as possible in ensuring the security and resiliency of our information infrastructure or its efficient reconstitution in the case of an incident of national significance. We have been fortunate enough not to have suffered a debilitating information infrastructure incident, but we cannot rely upon good [fortune] alone. We must create a strong, focused organization to ensure our cyber assets our protected and to enable us to respond effectively to a cyber incident." Several organizational representatives, including those from the GAO, Cybersecurity Industry Alliance, the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council, and the Telecommunications Sector Coordinating Council offer up perspectives and private sector expectations for coordinating the protection of America's information infrastructure. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel E. Lungren, Loretta Sanchez, Norman D. Dicks, Sheila Jackson Lee, Stevan Pearce, Mark E. Souder, George Foresman, David Powner, David Barron, Guy Copeland, Paul B. Kurtz, and William Pelgrin.

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