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Washington, D.C.
– House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the committee will convene a hearing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, entitled “U.S. Cyber Diplomacy in an Era of Growing Threats.”

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Authoritarian regimes and foreign actors are working overtime to impose more control online, including through censorship. These destructive efforts to weaponize the internet undermine America’s foreign policy and security, as well as our economy. As Americans become more and more connected with digital technology, the United States must ensure the internet remains open, reliable and secure. This hearing will explore foreign threats to the internet and the important role diplomacy plays in addressing them.”

What:
Hearing: U.S. Cyber Diplomacy in an Era of Growing Threats

When:
10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6

Where:
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:
Mr. Christopher Painter
Commissioner
Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace
(Former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State)

Mr. John Miller
Vice President for Global Policy and Law, Cybersecurity, and Privacy
Information Technology Industry Council

Michael Sulmeyer, Ph.D.
Director
Cyber Security Project
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
(Former Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense)

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