Press Releases

Warner Asks IRS to Work with OPM to Protect Hack Victims

Expresses concern that federal employees could be vulnerable to tax-related identity theft; 2.9 million incidents of tax-related ID theft occurred in 2013

Jun 23 2015

Sen. Warner today called on the Internal Revenue Service to work with the Office of Personnel Management to protect federal employees from tax-related identity theft following a pair of security breaches of OPM’s personnel database that exposed the personal information of millions of current and retired federal employees.

Warner Questions OPM's Handling of Credit Monitoring Contract

OPM hack victims have complained about accessibility and quality of service provided by credit monitoring contractor CSID; Senator also raises concerns that contract was not properly awarded by OPM

Jun 19 2015

Sen. Warner today wrote to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta, raising concerns about the performance of the contractor OPM hired to provide credit monitoring services and identity theft protection for victims following the data breach at the agency affecting at least 14 million federal employees.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today passed the bipartisan Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 by a vote of 12-3. The bill includes an amendment by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) that would require the Intelligence Community to produce a comprehensive accounting of the threat from cyberattacks and cybercrime.

Sen. Warner, in Richmond, Announces Retailers To Share Data on Cyber Threats

~ Senator Warner called for move in wake of Target data breach to strengthen consumer protections ~

Apr 15 2014

Sen. Warner announced that the National Retail Federation will establish an information sharing platform to allow the retail industry to coordinate with law enforcement agencies and partners in the financial services sector to more efficiently access information on cybersecurity threats.

Sen. Warner Urges Review of Security at U.S. Military Facilities Following Tragic Shooting at Naval Station Norfolk

~ In letter to Secretaries of the Navy & Homeland Security, Warner asks for briefing on security issues ~

Mar 28 2014

Sen. Warner called for a review of security procedures at U.S. military installations today following a recent tragic shooting at Naval Station Norfolk in which a Navy petty officer was killed by a shooter who was apparently granted an access card despite a long and violent criminal record, including a previous conviction for manslaughter.

Sens. Warner, Kirk to Introduce Cybersecurity Amendment to Ukrainian Aid Bill on Monday

~ Ukraine Known to be Haven for Hackers, Cybercriminals ~

Mar 23 2014

As the U.S. Senate this week considers a significant Ukrainian aid package, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced on Sunday that they will introduce a bipartisan amendment creating a law enforcement partnership between the United States and Ukraine to combat cybercrime and improve cybersecurity.
The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence approved by a vote of 13-2 the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which includes several provisions sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) to increase oversight and accountability of intelligence agencies and direct agencies to more efficiently use government resources.