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May 22, 2020 Press Release

Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee sent a letter to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today.

Mar 10, 2020 Opening Statement

Good morning Chairwoman Stevens.  Thank you for convening today’s hearing to examine the major research activities being supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in order to inform this Committee’s reauthorization of the Institute.

I would also like to thank Director Copan for being here this morning.  I am looking forward to hearing your testimony.

Mar 10, 2020 Opening Statement
Thank you, Chairwoman Stevens and Ranking Member Baird for holding today’s hearing on reauthorizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST. American businesses and consumers depend on the work done by NIST, and I appreciate that Dr. Copan is here today to give us greater insight into that.
 
Feb 11, 2020 Opening Statement

Good morning Chairwoman Stevens and thank you for holding today’s hearing to examine the challenges both the public and private sectors are facing in recruiting and training cybersecurity professionals.

With advances in technology and the growth of the “internet of things” come new methods that foreign countries and cybercriminals can use to attack and access our networks.

Americans’ information is vulnerable and, as we will hear today, there is a demand for trained cybersecurity experts to identify and defend against cyber-attacks.

Jan 29, 2020 Opening Statement

Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson for holding this important hearing on U.S. Competitiveness in Critical Technologies. 

American superiority in science and technology is foundational to our economic competitiveness, our national security, and our way of life. But the U.S. is facing two fundamental challenges to our competitiveness and growth as a nation.

Jan 29, 2020 Press Release
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas has introduced comprehensive legislation that creates a long-term strategy for investment in basic research and infrastructure to protect the economic and national security of the United States.
 
Jan 28, 2020 Bill

The Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology Act addresses both international competitiveness and climate change by doubling basic research over ten years and prioritizing world-class research infrastructure, a skilled STEM workforce, and a focus on critical technologies.

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Legislative Summary Here

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release
Yesterday, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a key provision to protect federal research from foreign theft. The text of provision was pulled from H.R. 3038, the Securing American Science and Technology Act (SASTA), which was introduced by members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in May of 2019.