Cybersecurity, Terrorism, and Beyond: Addressing Evolving Threats to the Homeland, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 10, 2014 [open pdf - 681KB]
This testimony compilation is from the September 10, 2014 hearing "Cybersecurity, Terrorism, and Beyond: Addressing Evolving Threats to the Homeland," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "Almost every year, this committee holds a hearing to review a multitude of threats to our homeland and examine how our government is working to counter them. We routinely hear from the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counter Terrorism Center about how we can best keep Americans safe from those who seek to carry out deadly attacks against our country and its people. We also hear about actors in cyberspace that want to drain our bank accounts, shut down our financial system and our electric grid, steal our individually identifiable information and our identities, as well as the R & D [Research & Development] that will enable American businesses and our military to remain pre-eminent in the world. Assessing these ever-changing, broad threats and making sure our government continues to hone its ability to stop them remains a top priority for this committee, particularly as we approach another 9/11 anniversary. This year, our hearing takes on an added significance, as our nation confronts a growing terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria. As we sit here today, our military is engaging in limited airstrikes in Iraq in an effort to dislodge and repel that threat. Later this evening, President Obama will address our nation. He is expected to share with us and the world the steps that he is recommending be taken in Iraq and in Syria to reverse the expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and enable the people who live in those countries to reclaim their lives." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas R. Carper, Francis X. Taylor, Suzanne E. Spaulding, Nicholas J. Rasmussen, and Robert Anderson, Jr.
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