Chairmen Green, Garbarino Issue Statement on President Biden’s Critical Infrastructure Security Memorandum

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN) and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Chairman Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) issued the following statement after President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum on critical infrastructure protection:

“With the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) role solidified and the 16 critical infrastructure sectors reaffirmed, the Department of Homeland Security is better positioned to lead the whole-of-government approach to our cyber defense and prevent visibility gaps across industry sectors that impact the daily lives of Americans. We look forward to seeing updates to the Sector-Specific Plans, which are core to effectively implementing the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA). As most critical infrastructure entities are privately owned and operated, we will continue to conduct oversight of CISA to ensure it is working to bolster critical infrastructure resiliency through strengthening public-private partnershipsnot by adding additional burdens on the private sector.”