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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Comstock Joins Legislation Forming Commission On Digital Security

February 29, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) joined as an original cosponsor to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul’s (R-TX) bipartisan Digital Security Commission Act.  This legislation will form a commission that will encompass professionals from technology companies, the privacy community, law enforcement, and other interested parties. The commission’s goal will be to develop recommendations for maintaining privacy and digital security while also finding ways to keep criminals and terrorists from exploiting these technologies to escape justice.  Similar legislation is being introduced by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) in the United States Senate.  Congresswoman Comstock issued the following statement upon the introduction of the Digital Security Commission Act:

“As Chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee in the House, I have held multiple hearings on cyber security and how our country should deal with this ever growing threat. Our national security is constantly intertwined with the high technology community.  We have to make sure that we have the best tools to stay ahead of the constantly evolving technological threats.  This commission will bring the brightest minds together in a nonpartisan manner so that we find the best solutions to proactively counter the cyber threat.  I look forward to working with this commission once it is formed since Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is home to many technology firms that are working to prevent cyberattacks upon our nation.”