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The House Homeland Security Committee recently met to hear testimony on the president’s information sharing proposal. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul vowed to lead a renewed effort to push cybersecurity legislation through Congress, “and get a bill to the President’s desk.


Phyllis Schneck, DHS’ head cybersecurity official, and Suzanne Spaulding, who leads the National Protection and Programs Directorate, testified before the committee to “underline the role the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center already plays as an information sharing hub and how the administration’s proposal would expand its reach.”

Read Spaulding’s remarks.

Additionally, Eric Fischer from the Congressional Research Service testified that many agree that information sharing legislation will be beneficial but only if it is drafted properly, if not “there could be harmful consequences.” Fischer compared the President’s proposal and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), which mirrors it to CISPA and CISA.

His prepared testimony for the hearing can be found here.

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