House Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattacks: Examining Expertise of Sector Specific Agencies

2123 Rayburn
Tue, 16 May 2023 18:00:00 GMT

A subcommittee hearing to discuss each agencies’ expertise in protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

  • Puesh Kumar, Director, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, Department of Energy
  • David Travers, Director, Water Infrastructure and Cyber Resilience Division, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Brian Mazanec, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Preparedness, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services

Hearing memo

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chair Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement:

“Cyberattacks pose a growing threat to the health, safety, and energy security of the American people. As we work to secure critical infrastructure, like pipelines, the grid, telecommunications, and hospital systems, it’s crucial to understand how each agency leverages its unique expertise for cyber preparedness in specific sectors. We look forward to having this discussion with experts from several agencies on how to prevent bad actors and adversaries from undermining our national security, our economy, and our way of life.”