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August 22, 2019

Thompson Statement on CISA Strategic Intent

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Chris Krebs speech today releasing the agency’s Strategic Intent:

“I am encouraged to see that Director Krebs has a strategy and a vision to guide CISA at this pivotal time. If this newly-rebranded agency is going to be effective in securing U.S. critical infrastructure against physical and cyber threats, it will need steady leadership, a talented workforce, and a realistic understanding of its resource needs. We know that our Nation’s banks, hospitals, power plants, election systems, and state and local governments are under constant attack, and CISA must stand ready to help these owners and operators shore up their defenses. This Strategic Intent document sets forth an ambitious agenda, and I hope to hear more from Director Krebs about how he plans to execute the priorities outlined today, and what resources CISA will need in order to do so.”

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