Clarke Appointed Chair of Powerful Subcommittee

The Homeland Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee

Upon her appointment as chair of the Homeland Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke expressed her sentiments. “I am honored to serve on this subcommittee. The salient issue of cybersecurity encompasses everything that pertains to protecting our nation’s sensitive data, intellectual property, and governmental and industry information systems from theft, tampering, and damage.

She continued, “Our society is more technologically reliant than ever before and the spread of false, deceptive, or misleading statements, information, acts, or practices, amplified by the use of technology and social media, threatens the integrity of democratic institutions and the rule of law, which form the foundation of our democracy. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Biden-Harris administration to advance and fortify our nation’s cybersecurity, infrastructure protection,
and innovation.”

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee legislates and oversees programs and issue areas of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission in cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, and promoting security technologies.

“I am glad Congresswoman Clarke will be leading our Committee’s Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee this Congress.” said Congressman Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “After the previous Administration failed to make cybersecurity a top priority in the face of growing and evolving threats, we will have to make up for lost time. There will be a great deal of work ahead to mature our federal network security programs, implement robust chain risk management practices, and evolve the partnership between the Federal government and the private sector. I have every confidence Rep. Clarke is the right person for the job.”

Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security.