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House homeland committee creates cybersecurity subcommittee

The new House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday created five subcommittees, including one on Cybersecurity, Science and Research & Development to oversee the nation’s electronic preparedness. Members have not been assigned to the new subcommittees, according to the office of the committee’s chairman, Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) The Homeland Security Committee was formed to coordinate all House oversight of the Homeland Security Department and has legislative jurisdiction over the 2002 act creating the department. All or parts of 22 agencies comprising more than 170,000 employees were incorporated into the new department March 1. The ranking minority member of the committee is Rep. Jim Turner (D-Texas). On Feb. 12, House leaders named 48 additional members to the committee—26 Republicans and 22 Democrats. Full Story

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