Regional academic research centers are developing technology that stays within the current boundaries of protecting private information while still protecting against cyber-attacks. These centers can serve as a bridge between the public and the government, serving a dual purpose: educating the public while sharing critical expertise with those charged with protecting them. Without question, we should be engaging more of these academic centers as soon as possible.
Rep. Bill Keating is ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management and also serves on the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.