Cybersecurity Task Force

A group of 12 Republican lawmakers issued a detailed set of recommendations Wednesday on how the federal government should work with private sector owners and operators of the nation’s critical infrastructures to enhance cybersecurity.

The long-awaited 20-page report by the House Republican Cybersecurity Task Force, led by Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX, pictured center above), strikes a similar chord to plans currently being worked on by Senate Democrats and the Obama administration but takes a significantly different philosophical approach, calling for limits on federal regulations, tax credits for companies that improve cybersecurity and a third-party, private-sector run “clearing house” of real-time information on cyber threats. Keep reading →