Leadership selected for new cybersecurity panel

Leaders have been named for the new House Homeland Security subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science and Research and Development.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) will chair the subcommittee and the ranking minority member is Rep. Zoe Lofgren (R-Calif.)

Thornberry also is a member of the Armed Services, Budget and Resources committees.

The Homeland Security Committee was formed to coordinate all House oversight of the Homeland Security Department and has legislative jurisdiction over the 2002 act creating the department. It is chaired by Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Calif.)

The Cybersecurity, Science and R&D subcommittee will oversee 'security of computer, telecommunications, information technology, industrial control, electric infrastructure and data systems, including science, research and development; protection of government and private networks and computer systems from domestic and foreign attack; prevention of injury and civilian populations and physical infrastructure caused by cyberattack, and relevant oversight,' according to Cox's office.

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