Background: Today House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)and ranking Democrat C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) reintroduced the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,” a bill that would enable government and the private sector to work together to strengthen cybersecurity protections.
The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr.:
“USTelecom is pleased to again support the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,” a bill that would enable the government and private sector to more efficiently detect, deter and respond to cyber threats. The legislation addresses this critical need, while providing the appropriate safeguards necessary for facilitating real-time information sharing. As threats and attacks continue to increase, this bill is needed even more urgently now than when it passed the House on a bipartisan vote last April. We look forward to working with Congressmen Rogers and Ruppersberger on this legislation.”
USTelecom is the nation’s premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to both urban and rural markets.