Cybersecurity

Rep. Ratcliffe U.S.-Taiwan cyber amendment passes House in NDAA

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the House passage of his U.S.-Taiwan cybersecurity collaboration legislation, which was included as an amendment in the FY 2020 NDAA: “The United States’ relationship with Taiwan is an indispensable component in our efforts to maintain peace and stability in Asia and across the globe. And in today’s digital age, this relationship shou... Read more »

Reps. Ratcliffe and Khanna’s cybersecurity bill unanimously approved by House Homeland Security Committee

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Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna’s (D-Calif.) bill to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program was approved unanimously today by the House Homeland Security Committee. The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 4237) is identical to the Senate bill introduced by Sens. Cornyn (R-Texas) and Mag... Read more »

Reps. Ratcliffe, Khanna to introduce bill with Sens. Cornyn and Hassan to advance and modernize CDM program at DHS

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Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will introduce legislation this week to advance and modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program. The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 4237) is identical to the Senate bill introduced by Sens. Cornyn (R-Texas) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in July. The bill seek... Read more »

Reps. Ratcliffe, Himes introduce bill to punish election interference

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Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Jim Himes (D-Conn.) introduced a bipartisan bill today to establish election interference as a federal crime. The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act would make it a federal crime to hack any voting systems used in a federal election. According to the Justice Department, current federal law doesn’t directly apply punishments for hacking voting machines ... Read more »

Trump signs Ratcliffe bill to modernize federal government

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WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s signing of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) (H.R. 5759) that he co-led with and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio): “President Trump’s signing of the 21st Century IDEA will initiate much-needed improvements to the digital services offered by our federal gov... Read more »

Rep. Ratcliffe praises Trump administration’s actions against China's state-sponsored cyber espionage

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today praising the Trump administration’s actions against China’s state-sponsored cyber espionage: “I support the Trump administration’s strong condemnation of China’s online economic espionage and indictment of Beijing-linked hackers. This makes it clear that we will not tolerate China’s blatant disregard of their pledge to cease thei... Read more »

Reps. Ratcliffe and Khanna praise Senate passage of 21st Century IDEA

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) released the following statement on Senate passage of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) (H.R. 5759): “The federal government is supposed to be in the business of serving the American people – and we’ve got major room for improvement when it comes to the services we provide online. The 21st Century IDEA will help br... Read more »