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Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Enacting Bipartisan Cybersecurity Legislation

By Lee H. Hamilton, Thomas H. Kean

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“We write on behalf of all members of the 9/11 Commission to urge the Senate to enact bipartisan cybersecurity legislation before the end of the 113th Congress. With our adversaries’ cyber-capabilities growing stronger each day, the time to act is now.

“Earlier this year, the former members of the 9/11 Commission reconvened to reassess the state of our national security a decade after we issued The 9/11 Commission Report. We also issued several recommendations for further reform. Most of the new report’s observations focused on counterterrorism, the central focus of the 9/11 Commission. But in speaking with many of our country’s most experienced national-security leaders, we were struck that every one of them expressed concern about another issue: the relentless cyberattacks against our most sensitive public and private electronic networks.”


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