Cybersecurity: An Examination of the Communications Supply Chain, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, May 21, 2013   [open pdf - 8MB]

This is the May 21, 2013 hearing, "Cybersecurity: An Examination of the Communications Supply Chain," before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. From the opening statement of Hon. Greg Walden: "Our communications networks strengths - its ubiquity and interconnected nature - may actually also be a weakness. Those who wish to harm our Nation, to steal money or intellectual property, or merely to cause mischief can focus on myriad hardware and software components that make up the communications infrastructure. And they can do so anywhere in the design, the delivery, the installation, or the operation of those components. So today's hearing will focus on securing that communications supply chain. […] Many of us have concluded that promoting information-sharing through the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, CISPA, that he and Representative Ruppersberger have now twice assured through the House with large bipartisan votes, is pivotal to better securing our networks. It was also in large part this committee's 2012 report on the communications supply chain that prompted this hearing. Supply chain risk management is essential if we are to guard against those that would compromise network equipment or exploit the software that runs over and through it." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Fred Upton, Greg Walden, Jennifer Bisceglie, Robert B. Dix Jr., Mark L. Goldstein, John Lindquist, David Rothenstein, Stewart A. Baker, and Dean Garfield.

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