NASCIO Vice President, Connecticut Chief Information Officer Mark Raymond Testifies on Cybersecurity before House Homeland Security Committee

Today NASCIO Vice President and Connecticut Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mark Raymond, testified before the House Homeland Security Committee in a joint hearing of the cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, and security technologies subcommittee and the emergency preparedness, response, and communications subcommittee at their hearing, “Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities to Address Cyber Threats.”

“It is incredibly important to share the state CIO perspective on cybersecurity and emergency management with federal lawmakers. This hearing has been a great opportunity to raise awareness around cybersecurity and states’ ability to respond to and recover from disasters and cyber disruption,” Raymond said about the value of the hearing. Further, Raymond stated that “state CIOs are committed to securing state networks, protecting the digital business of state government, and coordinating with diverse stakeholders to ensure government continuity in times of disaster.”

In his testimony, Raymond highlighted several federal cybersecurity programs in which states are taking part. He also stressed the importance of federal partnership and urged lawmakers to consider the impact of disparate security regulations with which state governments must comply.

To read the full testimony of Raymond, click here.

To watch a recording of the full hearing, click here.