John Katko

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John Katko

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Cosponsors: Newhouse, Fitzpatrick, Lipinski

Endorsed by the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

Dear Colleague,

Please join me by cosponsoring H.R. 1975, Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019. This bill would create an advisory committee of experts to help provide feedback on cyber issues to the Department of Homeland Security.

As recently as last week, senior government officials have cited the importance of improving our domestic cyber response capabilities. With major state and non-state actors utilizing cyberspace to infiltrate companies and government networks alike, greater
cooperation is needed. Tasked with protecting the majority of America’s critical infrastructure and the .gov domain, DHS is uniquely placed to help coordinate our cybersecurity efforts.  

In late 2018, Congress took action to help DHS respond to increasing cyber threats by elevating the National Protection and Programs Directorate to an operational component, renamed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). However, the
advancement and complexity of cyber threats necessitate greater cooperation and understanding between public and private partners.

The CSAC will allow Chief Information Security Officers and subject matter experts to advise, recommend, and report to the Director of CISA on policy and rulemaking. This will help ensure that businesses are aware of threats that DHS is identifying and allow
DHS additional avenues to find ways to cooperate with private industry on cybersecurity issues. Comprised of up to 35 members from every major business sector, the CSAC will allow for a more holistic and wide-ranging perspective in one organization to help
identify needs, concerns, and attention to cyber issues.

If you have any questions about the bill or would like to cosponsor, please reach out to Jenn Wood ( or Sarah Moxley (



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