Cybersecurity leadership changes with new Congress

Wednesday - 11/3/2010, 11:50am EDT

As the dust settles from the midterm elections, look for changes to how cybersecurity matters are handled on Capitol Hill.

It appears Democrats will retain control of the Senate. But control of the House will shift to Republicans.

Homeland Security NewsWire is reporting that Representatives Peter King of New York and Darrell Issa of California will likely chair two committees with cybersecurity oversight: Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform. Their GOP colleague from Texas, Mike McCaul, would continue as the primary Republican voice on IT security matters in the House.

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