Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices at NAS

Chairwoman Johnson Opening Statement for Hearing on Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Information Technology Management, Policies, and Practices at NAS

Press Release
From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), submitted the following opening statement for the record.

Good morning Chairwoman Horn, Ranking Member Babin, and Members of the Subcommittee. To our witnesses, welcome and thank you for being here.

As we ushered in 2020 and a new decade, none of us could have predicted that we’d be here today, six months into a new way of living and working in order to protect our own and others’ health from COVID-19. 

Thanks to the internet, information technology, and communication services, many Americans can continue to interact with family and friends—albeit virtually—and work remotely. That includes NASA’s workforce. 

To its credit, NASA is accomplishing a lot in this virtual, telework environment, though some

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Statement on the International Day to Protect Education from Attack – World

Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič issues the following statement:

“On the occasion of the first International Day to Protect Education from Attack, the EU reaffirms the right to quality education for all and the importance of ensuring safe learning environments in humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

Children’s futures are threatened by the growing number of targeted attacks against schools, learners and educational personnel, which constitute deliberate and grave violations of the International Humanitarian Law.

Together, we need to champion education to play its full role in the healthy physical, cognitive and psychosocial development of children and young people. It can rebuild their lives, restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in peace, stability and resilience.

The EU is committed to supporting initiatives to promote and roll out the Safe Schools Declaration and

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