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[Letter from Ron Wyden to John Ratcliffe Regarding Cybersecurity Issues Across the Intelligence Community, June 16, 2020]   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Letter: "I write to seek information about widespread cybersecurity problems across the intelligence community. After a series of high-profile cybersecurity lapses a federal agencies, Congress took action in 2014, and gave the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the authority to require federal agencies to adopt specific cybersecurity technologies and policies to safeguard federal systems. While Congress exempted the intelligence community from the requirement to implement DHS's cybersecurity directives, Congress did so reasonably expecting that intelligence agencies that have been entrusted with our nation's most valuable secrets would of course go above and beyond the steps taken by the rest of the government to secure their systems. Unfortunately, it is now clear that exempting the intelligence community from baseline federal cybersecurity requirements was a mistake."

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2020-06-16
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Senator Ron Wyden: https://www.wyden.senate.gov/
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