Rep. Loretta Sanchez to hold hearing on Cybersecurity

Armed Services subcommittee to explore coordination, or lack thereof, between cybersecurity experts in public and private sectors

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, today announced that her subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 25, at 2:00pm in Room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building, to receive testimony on Department of Defense information technology and cybersecurity activities. Cybersecurity experts from the private sector will be on hand to discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding government and private sector collaboration on cybersecurity issues.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez


The threats facing DOD and U.S. Government computer networks are as varied as the conventional threats facing the military. These threats are not mutually exclusive, and in many cases the tools and tactics developed for one user are made available for all malicious users. This is why it is imperative for cyber experts in the public and private sectors to increase their information and technology sharing, so threats are quickly identified and mitigated.

There will be one panel of witnesses:

Mr. Phil Bond
President, TechAmerica

Mr. David Bodenheimer
Partner, Crowell & Moring

Dr. Fred B. Schneider

Samuel B. Eckert
Professor of Computer Science
Cornell University
Computing Research Association

Rep. Sanchez is the ranking female member on the House Armed Services Committee and is Chair of the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities Subcommittee. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and is former Chair of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism.

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