SHAHEEN BRIEFED AT NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS INTEGRATION CENTER BY HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS

Shaheen recently appointed senior Democrat on Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security

January 20, 2015

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials this morning at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to discuss U.S. preparedness and strategy in confronting emerging cybersecurity threats. As the senior Democrat on the Subcommittee, Shaheen has a critical role in determining national security funding priorities, including the need to focus on ever-increasing cyber threats.

“Strategic investments in protecting our cyber infrastructure are essential for national security in the 21st century and to keep our economy growing,” Shaheen said. “I appreciated the opportunity to see firsthand the extensive operation at NCCIC, and I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make sure we can continue to protect the country's critical cyber infrastructure.”

As part of DHS, NCCIC is a 24x7 cyber situational awareness, incident response and management center that provides cyber and communications integration for the Federal Government, private sector and law enforcement. Cybersecurity is increasingly important for national security and protecting business and government operations, emergency preparedness communications and critical digital and process control systems and infrastructures.