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House taps cybersecurity chairman

A Texas Republican has been chosen to head the U.S. House of Representatives' new "cybersecurity" panel. Rep. Mac Thornberry will be the first chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, Research and Development, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who represents Silicon Valley, will be the panel's top Democrat.

On March 4, the House created the subcommittee, which is charged with the "protection of government and private networks and computer systems from domestic and foreign attack (and) prevention of injury to civilian populations and physical infrastructure caused by cyberattack."