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November 16, 2018

Thompson Statement on CISA Signed Into Law

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act (CISA) being signed into law. Ranking Member Thompson was an original co-sponsor of H.R. 3359

“Enactment of the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency Act makes it clear – once again – that civilian cybersecurity efforts should be led by DHS.  Re-branding DHS’s cyber arm and elevating it to an operational component – on par with FEMA and TSA – clarifies its mission while putting it on a path to build more robust cybersecurity capacity, boost morale, and better address threats.  This long overdue bill was the result of years of bipartisan negotiation, and I want to thank leaders on both sides for their commitment to getting it done.”

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