Department of Homeland Security Appropriations for 2022, Part 2 Department of Homeland Security, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 10, 2021, March 16, 2021 , March 17, 2021, March 24, 2021, April 28, 2021, May 6, 2021, May 13, 2021, May 19, 2021, May 20, 2021, May 26, 2021 [open pdf - 11MB]
These are the March 10, 2021, March 16, 2021 , March 17, 2021, March 24, 2021, April 28, 2021, May 6, 2021, May 13, 2021, May 19, 2021, May 20, 2021, and May 26, 2021 hearings on "Department of Homeland Security Appropriations for 2022, Part 2 Department of Homeland Security," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations. From the Opening Statement of Roybal-Allard: "The SolarWinds incident, a water treatment facility attacked in Florida, and, most recently, the compromise of Microsoft Exchange servers demonstrate that cybersecurity breaches are no longer isolated incidents. Networks are an emerging battlefield for both the public and private sectors. In the case of the SolarWinds incident, it took far too long to become aware that a foreign adversary had infiltrated Federal civilian agency networks, and, if infiltrated, sensitive data. I am deeply concerned about how long it will take to learn the full extent of that compromise, and we are just beginning to learn about the impact of the Microsoft Exchange Server intrusion. It is also unnerving how easy it was for a hacker to manipulate the control systems of the Florida treatment plant, increasing the amount of lye to levels that could have led to tragedy if a watchful supervisor at the plant hadn't noticed it in time. It is clear that we need to be investing much more in preventing, mitigating, and responding to cyber intrusions and attacks. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan includes significant funding to quickly improve the Federal civilian cybersecurity posture, including $650 million for CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency]. I look forward to hearing more from you on that topic today and on CISA's overall vision for modernizing our approach to cybersecurity." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Eric Goldstein, Curtis Brown, Bob Fenton, Mark Ghilarducci, Kevin McGowan, Patrick Sheehan, Michael Cherthoff, Jeh Johnson, Richard Aborn, Joehn Cohen, Tyler Cote, John Picarelli, Sammy Rangel, Karl L. Schultz, James Murray, Tae D. Johnson, Troy Miller, Pat Fallon, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jefferson Van Drew, and Alejandro Mayorkas.
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