LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced today that he successfully secured several provisions in the Committee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 Intelligence Authorization Act. The amendments are a continuation of Senator King’s efforts to increase security for the nation’s energy grid, protect government agencies and U.S. businesses from cyber-attacks, and increase transparency and efficiency within the Intelligence Community budget.
“A primary focus of the Senate Intelligence Committee is to protect the American people at home and abroad and I’m proud to say that this bipartisan bill has many provisions that achieve that goal,” Senator King. “I’m particularly pleased with the inclusion of a measure aimed at protecting our grid from cyber-attacks. Attacks against critical infrastructure in Ukraine and around the world have been warning shots, and we have been too slow to act when the risks are too great to ignore. Bolstering the grid’s cyber defenses and taking a close look at the vulnerabilities in our national infrastructure will go a long way towards protecting and defending ourselves from dangerous cyber-attacks.”
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