H.R. 285: Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2005: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, April 20, 2005   [open pdf - 265KB]

From the opening statement of Dan Lungren: "Today's world is even more interconnected through cyberspace, not just through the use of computers, but because of our increasing reliance on cybersystems to control our national infrastructures and economy. Ensuring that essential services and industries survive an attack has always been a part of our national security strategy. What is new is how cyberspace networks have created complex interdependencies that have never existed to this extent before. The complexity and extent of these networks is not fully understood. The technology and networks are themselves constantly changing. Identifying what is critical is becoming simultaneously more difficult and more vital. Furthermore, the majority of critical infrastructure is outside of Federal control, with 85 percent in private hands. The Department must work hand in hand with the private sector not only because the majority of structure is owned privately, but because the private sector is at the forefront of innovative, productive and efficient technologies to secure cyberspace and associated critical infrastructure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel E. Lungren, Loretta Sanchez, Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Bobby Jindal, John Linder, Zoe Lofgren, Stevan Pearce, Catherine Allen, Paul Kurtz, Harris Miller, Ken Silva, and Amit Yoran.

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