The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed H.R. 2825, the Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization Act of 2017. This marks the first time since the Homeland Security Act of 2002 that either chamber of Congress has passed an authorization bill for the Department of Homeland Security.
Although the commission expressed concerns about multiple individuals, only one employee of the Saudi government was implicated in the plot investigation.
Currently, on President Obama’s instructions, the Director of National Intelligence is evaluating the 28 pages to determine whether they can be released.
Hamilton, former vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, has worked with BPC since 2012 to develop solutions to emerging threats to the homeland.
“We applaud the inclusion of additional funding for cybersecurity measures in the FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, including funding for important initiatives currently underway at the Department of Commerce and Department of Defense.”
Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, have proposed the creation of a National Cyber Center, modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center.