Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the following statement on the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, which President Obama announced as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan on February 9, 2016. Today, President Obama named the 10 individuals who will serve on the non-partisan Commission. The Commission’s first meeting will take place tomorrow at the Commerce Department’s Research Library Reading Room. The Commission will deliver its final report and recommendations by December 1, 2016.
“This distinguished group of leaders come from diverse backgrounds, and will be able to apply the perspectives of business, the tech sector, IT security, national security and law enforcement to make recommendations that will address our nation’s cybersecurity challenges.
“As the owners and operators of much of the infrastructure and digital networks that represent the backbone of the 21st century economy, the private sector is our indispensable partner in protecting the networks that are so essential to commerce, public safety, and national security.
“The Department of Commerce, through our National Institute of Standards and Technology, fully supports this Commission, which will represent an important collaboration between industry and government. I look forward to hosting the Commission’s first public meeting tomorrow at the Department where we will discuss the critical work that lies ahead.”