Cybersecurity

 

“Cybersecurity is national security, and in today’s world, defending against cyber threats plays an enormous role in keeping Americans safe. I will continue utilizing my role as Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman to ensure this important goal is met.”

  • Introduced the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act (H.R. 1616), which was signed into law by President Trump to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute to educate and train state and local law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges on matters relating to cyber and electronic crime.
  • Introduced the United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016 (H.R. 5877), which was signed into law to help strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts with Israel.
  • Co-introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 1731), which was signed into law to create a much needed framework to promote the timely exchange of critical cyber threat indicators. A nearly identical version of the bill was ultimately signed into law.
  • Introduced the House-passed Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2017 (H.R. 239), which would provide for more effective coordination with industry and academia to foster research and development of cybersecurity technologies.
  • Introduced the House-passed Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017 (H.R. 240), which would encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and emerging technology developers and firms to help improve the federal government’s cybersecurity defense and response capabilities in the digital age.
  • Introduced the House-passed United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act (H.R. 612) with Rep. James Langevin (D-RI) to create a cybersecurity grant program for joint research and development ventures between Israeli and American entities.