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Rep. Langevin to Discuss Cybersecurity and National Threats at ABA Meeting

Rep. Langevin to Discuss Cybersecurity and National Threats at ABA Meeting

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 — Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the bipartisan House Cybersecurity Caucus, will discuss cyber threats to national and economic security at the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15.

Langevin will discuss steps needed to protect national assets from cybersecurity threats, and the role that lawyers in the public and private sector can play in helping ensure the safety of the nation’s infrastructure and homeland security. In his roles as ranking member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, and member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Langevin has been active in raising awareness of cybersecurity issues in Congress and with the administration.

WHO:

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
WHAT:

Cyber on the Hill with Congressman Jim Langevin

Sponsored by American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law

Co-sponsored by the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection Committee

WHEN:

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Crowell & Moring LLP

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C.

Additional information can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials and more information please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091, Maria.Gutierrez@Americanbar.org.

The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law helps to define the legal frontiers of scientific discovery and technological innovation and shape related law and policy. The Section has over 13,000 members, with diverse backgrounds in areas such as e-commerce law, communications law, and law relating to engineering, physics, biology, and medicine. It works through 26 substantive committees to explore topics such as e-commerce, information security, privacy, digital evidence, rights and responsibilities of scientists, nanotechnology, homeland security, and biotechnology and the law.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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