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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released the following statement today after learning that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) was affected by a cyberattack:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released the following statement today after learning that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) was affected by a cyberattack:

“I have great confidence in the safety and security of our nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, I’m troubled by reports that hackers accessed the National Nuclear Security Administration’s network. 

“Our nuclear deterrent is the bedrock of our national security. The NNSA’s infrastructure and computer systems play a vital role and must be protected. 

“This report reinforces the need to modernize our nuclear enterprise  in order to ensure it remains safe, secure, and effective in the face of evolving threats. As the chairman of the subcommittee that oversees our nuclear forces, I have requested a briefing from the Department of Energy as soon as possible.”  

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