Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) used the Republican Party’s weekly address to promote cyber threat information sharing.
Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, signaled his willingness to work with the Obama administration on the issue and blamed “special interests in Washington” for the failures of previous information sharing bills.
During the address Johnson stated, “I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and the Obama administration to resolve this issue — this year.”
Johnson’s delivery of this address may signal a new push by the homeland security committees in both chambers to take the lead on information sharing legislation. However, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been working on a new draft of its CISA bill, which many believe might be the best way forward.