Value of DHS' Vulnerability Assessments in Protecting Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 12, 2016   [open pdf - 3MB]

This testimony compilation is from the July 12, 2016 hearing on "Value of DHS' Vulnerability Assessments in Protecting Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the Committee website, "The purpose of this hearing is to examine threats to the nation's critical infrastructure, including threats from terrorists and nation state actors. The Subcommittee will examine the capabilities of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) and Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) in offering voluntary assessments to owners and operators of critical infrastructure to evaluate risks and to defend against attacks. Over the past several years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has brought into question the value of DHS' vulnerability assessments and its ability to mitigate potential duplication or gaps. The Subcommittee will examine several of the recommendations made by GAO and how DHS has addressed those concerns. Additionally, the Subcommittee will examine the benefit being provided to owners and operators from the vulnerability assessments and how DHS is communicating the value of its critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity programs to owners and operators of critical infrastructure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chris P. Currie, Andy Ozment, Caitlin Durkovich, and Marcus L. Brown.

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