Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Wednesday accused members of Congress of failing to properly address cybersecurity issues or fund related efforts.
“I have been very public in my displeasure with the Congress,” McAuliffe said. “We don’t even have a committee [in] Congress today on cybersecurity. It is spread through many different committees — nobody will give up jurisdiction to come together.”
A number of committees in both chambers deal with cyber, including those with oversight of the Homeland Security and Defense departments.
McAuliffe, who has prioritized cybersecurity as chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), said that he has visited lawmakers in both chambers to press them “to get their act together on cybersecurity” and “put all the partisanship aside.”