Last night the House Democratic Caucus selected Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9) as ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. Major news media gave Congresswoman Sanchez little chance at defeating Smith. Her showing was however quite significant. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) and Silvestre Reyes of Texas had challenged Smith for the leadership position.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, today announced that her subcommittee will hold a hearing to receive testimony on Department of Defense information technology and cybersecurity activities. Cybersecurity experts from the private sector will be on hand to discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding government and private sector collaboration on cybersecurity issues.