H. Rept. 107-355, Part 1: Cyber Security Research and Development Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 3394, February 4, 2002 [open pdf - 805KB]
Alternate Title: H. Rept. 107-355: Cyber Security Research and Development Act
"The Committee on Science, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 3394) to authorize funding for computer and network security research and development and research fellowship programs, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass. The purpose of the bill is to authorize funding for computer and network security education, research and development. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 brought into stark relief the Nation's physical and economic vulnerability to an attack within our borders. The relative case with which terrorists were able to implement their plans serves as a pointed reminder of the need to identify critical 'soft sports' in the nation's defenses. Among the Nation's vulnerabilities are our computer and communications networks, on which the country's finance, transportation, energy and water distribution systems, and health and emergency services depend. These vulnerabilities have called into question whether the Nation's technological research programs, educational system, and interconnected operations are prepared to meet the challenge of cyber warfare in the 21st century."
H. Rept. 107-355, Part 1; House Report 107-355, Part 1
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