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Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed August 5, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"For the millions of current, former, and retired Federal employees whose personal data was stolen from the poorly secured databases at the Office of Personnel Management, the threat posed by adversaries to inadequately protected Federal networks is all too real. As the FBI Director testified before the Intelligence Committee in open session last month, this breach is a “huge deal” and represents a treasure trove of information for potential adversaries. But this cyber hack also points to a broader problem—the glaring gaps in the process for protecting sensitive information stored in Federal civilian agency networks."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed— Continued August 4, 2015
Dean Heller, R-NV
"We saw with OPM’s breach that personal information for 21.5 million Federal employees, even those who received security clearances, was compromised. In my office, in fact, a member of my staff was breached three times in just the last 4 years. These thieves cross international borders. They break and enter into private homes. They hack their way to intrusion with a keyboard and a simple click of the mouse."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions July 22, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"The cyber attack that stole sensitive personal data from millions of current, former, and retired Federal employees from the poorly secured databases at the Office of Personnel Management underscores the extraordinary vulnerability of our Federal computer networks, but for the more than 21 million Americans affected and indeed for our country, the threat from this theft continues. Whether it is the risk to the individual of identity theft or the impact on our Nation of the compromise of the identity of those dealing with classified information or the potential for espionage or blackmail, the threat remains extremely serious."
Every Child Achieves Act Of 2015—Continued July 14, 2015
Lamar Alexander, R-TN
"Mr. President, the question is whether difficult cases of bullying and harassment of whatever kind in 100,000 schools with 50 million children are best handled by the judgment of men and women close to the children, close to the circumstances, or by Senators in Washington and Federal employees in the U.S. Department of Education."
Opm Data Breach July 14, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"Madam Speaker, I am proud to represent 62,000 Federal employees in Maryland’s Fifth District. They deserve to know—and all our hard-working Federal employees do—that the personal information they submit when they serve our country is safe and secure and that they will be protected against identity theft if their information was accessed."

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