Why Congress Is Stuck on Cybersecurity

A jurisdictional morass, minimal technical expertise, perverse intelligence-community incentives, and an apathetic public have all stymied Capitol Hill’s attempts to plug major holes in America’s cybersecurity.

Sen. Ben Sasse (right), accompanied by Sen. John Kennedy, speaks during a Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing on Oct. 31, 2017 .
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
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