House Lawmakers Target FDA, HHS Cybersecurity Practices

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 5:36 PM EST) -- House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders on Monday launched a probe into a recent data breach at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, while urging Congress' investigative arm to separately assess the strength of cybersecurity systems at the FDA and at several other federal agencies that hold health information.

As part of what the lawmakers characterized as an "ongoing effort to protect Americans' sensitive personal information online," the heads of the Energy and Commerce Committee, its health subcommittee and its oversight and investigations subcommittee sent letters...
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