Home / News / Jeh Johnson: Congress Should Legally Authorize ‘Einstein’ Program for Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson: Congress Should Legally Authorize ‘Einstein’ Program for Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to facilitate information sharing and legally authorize DHS’ Einstein program in an effort to protect government networks from cyber attacks, FierceGovernmentIT reported Tuesday.

Robert Bartley writes Einstein is a DHS-run system that works to monitor and detect network vulnerabilities and intrusions.

Johnson told the House Homeland Security Committee he believes the Einstein 3A platform could help safeguard federal agencies from data breaches like those that occurred at the Office of Personnel Management.

He also commented on cybersecurity agreements signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama in September.

“On the U.S. side, we are prepared to fulfill our commitments,” Johnson said.

“Words must be matched by actions,” he added.

Check Also

DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *