2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Rep. Michael McCaul

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Name: Rep. Michael McCaul
Agency/Company: U.S. House of Representatives

Cyber sentinel. The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee had a busy 2016. Frustrated by the multiple overlapping jurisdictions in Congress, McCaul pushed the case for increasing the authority of his committee over Department of Homeland Security programs. He also led the fight on Capitol Hill to rename and reorganize DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a more action-oriented agency focused on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. Finally, he co-led a bipartisan group, convened by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, that produced an important set of cybersecurity recommendations for President Donald Trump.

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