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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mr. Evans goes to Washington?!

Gregory D. Evans has tweeted that he will be "testifying .. to congress on Cyber Security and China relations.
 "Testifying next week to congress on Cyber Security and China relations. Go ahead a hate on this!"


If true, this is likely part of an ongoing committee that is examining "Cyber Threats and Ongoing Efforts to Protect the Nation" (see the recent press releases here and here). House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Chairman Mike Rogers and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger headed the committee and heard testimony from several people. The schedule for testimony and hearings is not posted more than a few days in advance, so it is difficult to confirm if his alleged testimony is for this, a different committee, different sub-committee or just his way of saying he will be in a room with a congressperson.

If you feel that Gregory Evans testifying to Congress on computer security is inappropriate given his criminal past, we encourage you to contact the appropriate parties and let them know of Evans' past. Details can be found at http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/gregory_evans/. Please keep correspondence brief, polite and to the point. Congresspeople are busy and receive a lot of correspondance every day.

There are two staffers who are handling the "China and Cyber Security" issue for the committee:

Ethan Weber
Defense Fellow National Security International Affairs Homeland Security U.S. House of Representatives
133 Cannon House Office Building
Washington,  DC 20515-0003
202-225-4872 or 202-225-5820
ethan.weber@mail.house.gov

Diane Rinaldo (for Mike Rogers)
U.S. House of Representatives
133 Cannon House Office Building
Washington,  DC 20515-0003
202-225-4872
diane.rinaldo@mail.house.gov

Feedback / comments can be left for the committee at http://intelligence.house.gov/contact-us.

In addition, you can call any/all of the following:

Contact for HPSCI: Susan Phalen: 202-225-4121

Call Rogers via the Majority Staff office for the Committee:
Majority Staff: 202-225-4121
Minority Staff: 202-225-7690