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House Proceeding 07-29-08 on Jul 29th, 2008 :: 0:12:10 to 0:14:35
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Bennie G. Thompson

0:04:09 to 0:12:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bennie G. Thompson

Bennie G. Thompson

0:11:57 to 0:12:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bennie G. Thompson: coordination. mr. speaker, i reserve the r balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. those will be entered. the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis:

Gus Bilirakis

0:12:10 to 0:12:21( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such tielme as i may consume. i rise today in support ofup h.r. 5983, the homeland securite y national network defense and accountability act, sponsored by

Gus Bilirakis

0:12:10 to 0:14:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:12:21 to 0:12:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: my committee colleague, congressman jamesco langevin. h.r. 5983 includes several ev provisio ns designated to enchance the information, securitycu of the department of homeland security, and improve

Gus Bilirakis

0:12:36 to 0:12:46( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: oversight of contractors that provide network services to the department. specifically the bill requiress the chiefnformation officer at the department to have five years of exexecutive --

Gus Bilirakis

0:12:46 to 0:12:59( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: executive leaivdership and information technology experience. the bill also mandates that all a contractors and service providers for thehe department have compatibleom information security polic

Gus Bilirakis

0:12:59 to 0:13:12( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: ies and programs.gr additionally, the bill directs the department's inspector general to develop appropriate security protocolsty for the department and to annually test variousva aspects of

Gus Bilirakis

0:13:12 to 0:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the department against tpahese protoc ols, as well as federal information security management act requirements. th e bill requireseq procurement p officers to review contractors' security

Gus Bilirakis

0:13:26 to 0:13:39( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: postures prior to awarding a contract and direconts the inspector general to cond uct both performance and problematic reviews of thef department's computer network.wo the bill does notoe

Gus Bilirakis

0:13:39 to 0:13:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: exempt the department from federalm information securityio management act requirements, but directs d.h.s. to focus its efforts on elements tha t will improve its overall security posture. d.h.s.

Gus Bilirakis

0:13:51 to 0:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: has expressed some concerns about the potential impact of the added responsibility r equired under r the bill, particularly onti the department's ability to recruit and retain qualified

Gus Bilirakis

0:14:02 to 0:14:14( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: individuals to fill these im portant positions. i hope that we can address these concerns as the legislative process moves forward. mr. speaker, i urge myrg colleagues, all of my colleagues

Gus Bilirakis

0:14:14 to 0:14:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: to s upport passage of h.r. 5983 to3 strengthen the security o f information at the department. thank you, mr. speaker. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Gus Bilirakis

0:14:23 to 0:14:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: gentleman reserves the balance of his tim e. the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i er have no more speakers. if the gentleman from florida has no more speakers, then i'm

Bennie G. Thompson

0:14:35 to 0:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bennie G. Thompson: prepared to close after the gentleman closes. mr. bilirakis: thank you. i will close. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, b efore i yield ld back the remaining time i just want to emphasize

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