Cybersecurity leaders named
Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, was named chairman of the new House Homeland Security subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science and Research and Development. Rep Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., was named ranking minority member.
The Homeland Security Committee coordinates 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 subcommittee oversees security of computer, telecommunications and information technology; protection of government and private networks and computer systems; and prevention of injury to civilian populations and physical infrastructure caused by cyberattack.