Langevin to study cyber threats
As he wraps up a year as rookie chairman of a little known House subcommittee, Rep. James R. Langevin is about to take the gavel in a new arena that could attract some attention in the year to come.
A Washington think tank that specializes in security issues has tapped the Rhode Island Democrat to help lead a commission that will examine holes in the nation’s defenses against “cyberterrorism” — computer hacking and other such attacks that, according to Langevin, might one day shut down power grids, sow chaos in the economy or worse.
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