Homeland Security Today
March 6, 2012
The chairmen of the 9/11 Commission wrote to Senate leadership Monday to press for prompt consideration of comprehensive cybersecurity legislation.
Former Republican Gov. Tom Kean and former Democratic Sen. Lee Hamilton, now co-chairmen of the Homeland Security Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center think tank, wrote to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to urge them to bring cybersecurity bills up for debate "in the near future."
"Much like the situation before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the federal government is not adequately organized to deal with a significant emerging national security threat. With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and pervasive, it is paramount that the federal government take the steps necessary to prepare the nation to prevent and mitigate the effects of potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure," Kean and Hamilton wrote.
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