• September 16, 2009
    By David Scharfenberg

    Months after President Obama pledged to appoint a cybersecurity czar, the White House has failed to act. With health care and Iraq at the top of the agenda, this is not the stuff of headlines. But holes in the nation's cyber defenses are a serious, if little-noticed, liability.

    Congressman James Langevin and Congressman Michael McCaul co-chaired the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, which outlined the risk to the nation.

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  • August 13, 2009
    By David Scharfenberg

    Conservative rabble-rousers have been making headlines across the country in recent weeks with loud protests at town hall forums on health care hosted by Democratic lawmakers. The Rhody Right may have its opportunity now, with Congressman Jim Langevin planning forums here. But they'd better be careful - their screaming counterparts across the country have looked, well, a little nutty.

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  • May 26, 2009
    By David Scharfenberg

    U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin, D-RI, is the co-author of a scary op-ed in the Washington Times today on our susceptability to a cyber-attack and our need for "cyberresilience," an almost-impossible-to-imagine level of public-private cooperation to protect the country against a digital demolition.

    The reasons for doing so are manifest.

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