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Written testimony of NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection and House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats & Capabilities hearing regarding Interagency Cyber Cooperation

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communication Assistant Secretary Jeanette Manfra addresses DHS’ ongoing and collaborative efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Deepening Our Understanding of Internet Outages

We recently initiated the Predict, Assess Risk, Identify (and Mitigate) Disruptive Internet-scale Network Events program, which funds research to develop innovative technologies that will reveal more about Network/internet-scale disruptive events (NIDEs). NIDEs may cause a loss or degradation of network (not necessarily internet) service and often follow natural disasters, geo-political events or the mass scale re-routing of internet traffic.

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