Congresswoman applauds Trump executive order but awaits cybersecurity action

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, is waiting for additional action by the White House on cybersecurity.
 
Kelly is the ranking member of the Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee under the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. She gave this statement on Thursday, May 11, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity:
 
“President Trump’s cybersecurity executive order is a long overdue first step, but it needs to be more than words on paper. As the administration makes these commitments, key cybersecurity positions in the White House and federal agencies, including the Federal Chief Information Officers Council, are still vacant.
 
We cannot continue to just talk about updating our IT infrastructure, investing in our IT workforce and enhancing our national security; we need to act.
 
Right now, we are working in an aggressive and bipartisan way to modernize our government’s woefully outdated IT infrastructure, strengthen our nation’s technology workforce and enhance our cybersecurity. But, we need a real commitment from this White House and from appropriators to make this work a reality.”
 
Kelly is a co-sponsor of the Modernizing Government Technology Act (HR 2227) and the sponsor of the Connect to Government Act (HR 2331.)

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