Roll Call | February 10, 2021
By Gopal Ratnam
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an arm of the Department of Homeland Security, should be put in charge of overseeing and defending the computer networks of the entire federal government, former U.S. officials and security experts told lawmakers.
The other witnesses in the hearing were Sue Gordon, former deputy director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Michael Daniel, who was cybersecurity adviser to President Barack Obama.
CISA currently operates in an advisory capacity, providing cybersecurity expertise and consultation for federal agencies as well as state and local governments. In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, the agency worked with all state and local governments to boost their cybersecurity measures.