Cybersecurity

Whether it is Russia conducting cyberattacks on our homeland, China engaging in industrial espionage and intellectual property theft, or terrorist organizations like ISIS attempting to recruit using social media, cybersecurity has become a critical element of our national security in the 21st century. As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, I am proud to be on the frontline working to protect and strengthen our national security from evolving cyber threats.

Co-sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 1616 - Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2825 - Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act
  • H.R. 3359 - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017
  • H.R. 5517 - Enhance Cybersecurity for Small Manufacturers Act of 2018

Caucus Membership:

  • Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

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More on Cybersecurity

February 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), and Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and Bill Keating (D-MA) in reintroducing the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021. This bill will establish an Office of International Cyberspace Policy within the State Department dedicated to keeping the internet open, reliable, and secure.
February 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today joined 20 members of the House in calling on the Senate to pause Governor Gina Raimondo's nomination to serve as Secretary of Commerce until the Biden Administration gives a clear and direct answer regarding whether they plan to keep Huawei on the Commerce Department's Entity List.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after voting to make the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act law.

"The SolarWinds espionage campaign emphasized our vulnerabilities in cyberspace and underscored the pressing need for action. Congress must work to make sure this never happens again, and the FY2021 NDAA takes concrete steps to help achieve this goal. 

December 20, 2020 Press Release

Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Senators Angus King (I-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), the four legislators serving on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, released the following statement regarding reports that the Department of Defense is considering ending the “dual-hat” arrangement that sees the Commander of United States Cyber Command jointly appointed to be the Director of the National Security Agency:

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), HASC Ranking Member Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), incoming HASC Ranking Member Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), and HASC Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) – all members of the House Armed Services Committee – today issued a joint statement highlighting the critical provisions in the FY 2021 NDAA that will bolster America’s cybersecurity defenses. 

December 3, 2020 Press Release

The Co-Chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission today welcomed the news that 26 of their recommendations for improving the United States’ cybersecurity posture have been incorporated into the 2021 National Defense Authorizati

November 18, 2020 Press Release
This evening, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to serve on the bipartisan, bicameral NDAA Conference Committee. The committee will work to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.
 
October 29, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), today released the following statement after the Republican Party of Wisconsin announced that hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the organization: 

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6395, the Mac Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 295 to 125. Rep. Gallagher is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, which is responsible for drafting the legislation.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, alongside his fellow commissioner Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), today applauded a slate of amendments that implement recommendations from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report. A bipartisan coalition of members offered the amendments to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is expected to pass the House tomorrow.

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