Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hackings at State, Commerce Draw House Subcommittee's Attention

Jason Miller writes on

The House Homeland Security Committee’s Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology Subcommittee wants more information from at least two agencies on recent network break-ins.

In letters to State Department Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Commerce Department Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) asked them to answer eight questions regarding each agency’s recent cyberattack.

The subcommittee will hold a hearing April 19 on this subject with Jerry Dixon, director of the National Cyber Security Division in the Homeland Security Department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; David Jarrell, manager of Commerce’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program; Don Reid, senior coordinator for security infrastructure in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security; and Greg Wilshusen, the Government Accountability Office’s director of information security issues.

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