U.S. Sens. Warner and Gardner announced the creation of the ‘Senate Cybersecurity Caucus’ to provide a platform for Senators and their staffs to stay informed on major policy issues and developments in cybersecurity.
Would elevate CYBERCOM to a combatant command
May 25 2016
Today Sen. Warner introduced a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that directs the president to elevate Cyber Command to a unified combatant command.
Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment to reform DoD buying to maximize performance and long-term value for the taxpayer
May 13 2016
The Senate Armed Services Committee has adopted language introduced by Sen. Warner in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act to ensure that DoD seeks the best long-term value for the taxpayers during the procurement process for complex information technology and engineering services.
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation reforms DoD process to maximize performance and long-term value for the taxpayer
Apr 21 2016
Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) have introduced S. 2826, the bipartisan Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act.
Will bring together tech, intel, law enforcement, global commerce and privacy experts to make recommendations to protect privacy and public safety; proposal has support from a broad range of stakeholders
Feb 29 2016
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in the Senate and House today in introducing legislation to establish an independent National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges.
Pushes for better data collection on scope and characteristics of on-demand workforce as part of May 2017 contingent worker survey
Feb 02 2016
Sen. Warner, who previously applauded last Monday’s announcement by DoL, has spent the last year urging for the collection of better, more accurate data about who and how workers are participating in the on-demand or “gig” economy.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and Virginia Governor McAuliffe joined Visa officials to launch the new Visa Cyber Fusion Center today in Ashburn.
“I’m glad the President laid out the remarkable progress we’ve made since January 2008, when the financial markets were in meltdown and our economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month, while also acknowledging that we are living in a time of extraordinary change and uncertainty,”
With an expected 700,000 drones to be sold this holiday season, the FAA announces new registration requirements for nearly all recreational drone owners
Dec 14 2015
“I am pleased to see that the FAA has moved forward with a final registration rule for UAS. At a time when we could see as many as 700,000 UAS, or drones, sold during this holiday season, it is important that consumer UAS operators act safely and responsibly."
Office of Strategic Services members conducted intelligence and espionage activities during World War
Nov 05 2015
U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee members Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) along with U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) have introduced legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Office of Strategic Services, the World War II-era predecessor to today’s Central Intelligence Agency and the
Legislation includes key provisions championed by Sen. Warner
Oct 27 2015
Sen. Warner, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, applauded Senate passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which will strengthen cybersecurity efforts by encouraging private companies to voluntarily share information while ensuring individual privacy and civil liberties.
Sen. Warner released the following statement on the announcement from the Office of Personnel Management that 5.6 million people's fingerprints were stolen as part of the data hacks that were disclosed earlier this summer.
Following Cyber Attack at OPM, Warner & Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Government Cybersecurity
The FISMA Reform Act would Strengthen DHS Authority to Prevent and Block Cyber Attacks on .gov Networks
Jul 22 2015
Following the recent cyber-attack at the Office of Personnel Management which compromised the personal information of at least 22 million individuals, U.S Sens. Warner, Susan Collins (R-ME), Dan Coats (R-IN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), all members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation today that strengthens the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to protect federal civilian networks.
Follows two data hacks exposing personal information of close to 25 million
Jul 09 2015
The technological and security failures at the Office of Personnel Management predate this director’s term, but Director Archuleta’s slow and uneven response has not inspired confidence that she is the right person to manage OPM through this crisis. It is time for her to step down, and I strongly urge the administration to choose new management with proven abilities to address a crisis of this magnitude with an appropriate sense of urgency and accountability.
Warner, Cardin, Mikulski, Kaine Call for Stronger Protections for the Millions Affected by the Recent OPM Data Breaches
Jul 09 2015
Sens. Warner, Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) have introduced legislation to better protect federal workers and all those potentially affected by the recent cyberattacks on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data system.
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.
Expanding access to wireless broadband is a proven job creator and economic stimulant
Jun 17 2015
Sens. Warner and Angus King (I-ME) led a group of six senators urging the Federal Communications Commission to enact policies in 2016 that encourage expanded wireless broadband deployment in underserved and unserved areas of the country, increase quality and service, and improve cost competition in rural and urban areas alike.
In Wake of Massive Data Breach, Virginia & Maryland Senators Call for Increased Credit Protections for Federal Employees
Warner, Mikulski, Kaine, Cardin push OPM to better protect the employees who keep the federal government running
Jun 12 2015
Sens. Warner, Barbara Mikulski, Tim Kaine and Ben Cardin called on the Office of Personnel Managementto do more to protect federal employees whose personal information was compromised as a result of the massive data breach affecting OPM’s personnel records.
Bipartisan Virginia Delegation Opposes Efforts to Stall Construction of Embassy Security Training Facility at Fort Pickett
Jun 11 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine, along with U.S. Representatives Scott, Forbes, Wittman, Connolly, Hurt, Brat, and Beyer urged the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations to oppose language in the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill that that would jeopardize funding for a Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett.
In Wake of Massive OPM Data Breach, Warner & King Call for Increased Funding for Cybersecurity Upgrades
Intel Committee members urge Senate appropriators to fund President’s full FY 2016 request for OPM’s cybersecurity budget, with majority of new funds going towards IT infrastructure and security upgrades
Jun 10 2015
Sens. Warner and Angus King (I-ME), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase funding for cybersecurity upgrades at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Sen. Warner Provides Information & Resources to Help Virginians Potentially Impacted by CareFirst Data Breach
Cyberattack compromised information of 1.1 million current and former customers in Virginia, DC & Maryland
May 21 2015
Sen. Warner provided a variety of useful resources and an online form on his Senate website for Virginians potentially impacted by the cyberattack targeting health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to contact his office for assistance.
Nearly 3 million incidents of tax-related identity theft were reported in 2013
May 13 2015
Sens. Warner, Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill to require the IRS to notify potential victims of identity theft, something the agency has not always done in the past.
Suggests a pilot program to develop technology that can safely detect and disrupt “rogue” drones
May 11 2015
Sen. Warner urged the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to work with the private and public sector on technology to defend sensitive airspaces against possible threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.
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).