Recommendation to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to bolster remote and district office technology for First Branch Continuity of Government

Aftermath of the 1915 bombing of the Capitol. Source: Library of Congress.

The ability to receive and convey secure information is a constitutional imperative for Members of Congress and should be viewed with a national security lens. The legislative branch — Members of Congress, staff, operations, and support agencies—conducts almost all of its business on the U.S. Capitol campus, with the notable exception of
some 900 district offices across the country. This centralized physical organization may limit Congress’ ability to effectively and securely function if faced with a catastrophic event… (Read more)

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