CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION ACT

April 12, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued a statement following Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s introduction of the Information Technology Modernization Act. Congressman Lieu is one of seven original cosponsors of the bill, which was outlined by the White House last week as one component of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. In March, Congressman Lieu introduced a House Budget Committee amendment in support of the $3 billion Information Technology Modernization Fund.

"I am pleased to join the President, Democratic Whip Hoyer, and several of my colleagues in supporting our nation's cybersecurity with the Information Technology Modernization Act.”

“A 21st century government depends on technology to serve the people, and this legislation will go a long way in making sure that our IT systems are both modern and secure throughout the government. The self-sustaining investment fund is an innovative way to rapidly upgrade our outdated and vulnerable IT systems while supporting our federal technology infrastructure for the future. Critically, the independent board of experts will prioritize the government's highest-risk systems and use a government-wide approach to move towards more common platforms and boost efficiency.”

"If we do not invest in our technology and cybersecurity now, we will have no one to blame for the next data breach but ourselves. I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join us in this effort."

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