Senate panel requests cybersecurity reports from federal agencies

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have pressed the heads of five federal agencies for information on their cybersecurity priorities as mandated in an executive order signed by President Trump.

The panel’s chairman and ranking member asked the secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, Commerce and Homeland Security for copies of their their respective reports on cybersecurity Wednesday more than two months after they were due at the White House.

The reports, as mandated by Mr. Trump’s May 11 executive order, required the agency to submit assessments of their “international cybersecurity priorities, including those concerning investigation, attribution, cyber threat information sharing, response, capacity building and cooperation” by June 23.

“Cyberattacks are a real and growing threat,” the panel’s chairman, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said in a statement. “Obtaining these reports will be helpful as the committee continues its oversight to improve America’s national and cybersecurity.”

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