Example Track 1

Afternoon Government Keynote: An Overview of Congressional Oversight and Policymaking

Nov 14, 2019

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Robert Peters

Senior Legislative Assistant
Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe, TX

U.S. House of Representatives

A bipartisan Congressional bill introduced in September seeks to ensure that civilian agencies will have access to essential cybersecurity tools and capabilities through the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act (H.R. 4237) aims to combat enemies in cyberspace and help federal CIO’s manage information technology. One of the bill’s sponsors will discuss:

  • -- What H.R. 4237 does
  • -- Congressional perspectives on the CDM program
  • -- The foundation of federal cybersecurity
  • -- Congressional oversight and policymaking