Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., told The Washington Post they are considering how they might establish a centralized government authority for cybersecurity issues. At present, responsibility for the U.S. government's cybersecurity is spread throughout government agencies, potentially creating gaps for adversaries to exploit via hacking government agencies or infrastructure. A potential solution would ensure that DHS, the Department of Defense and Department of Justice share threat information and work toward a common goal, the report states. "Our role is to make sure we don’t miss the seams between the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, between DoD and the intelligence community," Rounds said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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