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Cybersecurity for the New Frontier: Reforming the Federal Information Security Management Act, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, Second Session, January 11, 2022   [open pdf - 241KB]

This is the January 11, 2022 hearing on "Cybersecurity for the New Frontier: Reforming the Federal Information Security Management Act," held before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Carolyn B. Maloney: "Today, we are discussing the urgent need to improve the Federal Government's defenses against cyber attacks. Over the past year, we have seen devastating cyber attacks against Federal agencies, state and local governments, and businesses. These attacks have caused real-world damage like stolen intellectual property, hundreds of millions of dollars paid in ransoms, and even shutdowns of critical infrastructure like oil pipelines. Many of these attacks were carried out by America's geopolitical adversaries. [...] The Federal Information Security Management Act, commonly known as FISMA, establishes a cybersecurity framework for the Federal Government. It is the best defense our Federal information networks and supply chains have against cyber attacks, but the reality is that it is simply not enough to protect us in its current form. [...] Modernization cannot wait because our adversaries certainly won't, and we are already woefully behind. Congress must reform FISMA and create a cutting-edge, whole of government approach to meet the challenge of the constantly evolving cyber frontier." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jennifer R. Franks, Grant Schneider, Ross Nodurft, Renee Wynn, and Gordon Bitko.

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Serial No. 117-59
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2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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