Lawmakers push for cybersecurity official at HHS
April 27, 2016
As the U.S. awakens to the fact that its health care system is particularly vulnerable to attacks from hackers, lawmakers are pushing a bill to designate a point person on cybersecurity at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The legislation has bipartisan backers. Reps. Billy Long, R-MO, and Doris Matsui, D-CA, are the chief sponsors.
“We’ve developed a thoughtful solution to improve cybersecurity at HHS, based on committee findings,” the two lawmakers said in a joint statement. “This legislation is a critical step toward safeguarding the delicate information countless Americans have entrusted in HHS’ hands.”