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.
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.
Virginia Delegation Again Urges the Air Force to Locate Cyber Operations Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis
Apr 29 2015
Senator Warner and the bipartisan delegation requested that the Air Force Space Command strongly consider locating a Cyber Operations Squadron (COS) at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE).
Bipartisan compromise unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Apr 14 2015
"The bipartisan compromise that passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a unanimous vote contains new, important provisions that will result in an thoughtful and orderly review of any potential deal with Iran."
Sen. Warner Seeks Assurances from Pentagon on Safety of U.S. Military Personnel Publicly Identified by ISIL
Mar 24 2015
Sen. Warner sought assurances today from the Department of Defense that reasonable and appropriate steps are being taken to protect 100 American military personnel, more than a dozen from Virginia, publicly identified and targeted for violence by Islamic State extremists.
"The President laid out an aggressive agenda tonight to expand economic opportunity and security for the middle class."
Virginia Delegation Calls for Consideration of Joint Base Langley-Eustis for New Air National Guard Cyber Operations Squadron
Recent high profile cybersecurity breaches heighten need for skilled personnel to manage cyber defense system
Dec 22 2014
"Our nation’s defense depends upon a robust and innovative cyber force that is trained and ready to respond to dynamic threats,” the members wrote.
Jul 08 2014
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.
~ 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.
~ Bipartisan DATA Act allows taxpayers to track every dollar spent by federal agencies ~ ~ ‘Most significant transparency legislation since Freedom of Information Act' ~
Apr 10 2014
Senate today passed Sen. Warner and Sen. Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA).
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.
~ 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.
Amendments increase oversight and efficiency
Nov 06 2013
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.