Pelosi and Boehner Statement on Security Breach Relating to Confidential House Materials

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader John Boehner released the following statement today on a security breach relating to confidential House materials:

“In response to a recent data breach associated with the use of peer to peer applications on a non-House computer, we have directed the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer’s (CAO) Information Security Department to perform an immediate and comprehensive assessment of the policies and procedures for handling sensitive data. CAO Information Security Policy prohibits the use of peer-to-peer applications on House Computers.  We are working diligently to  provide the highest level of data security for the House in order to ensure that the operations of House offices are secure from unauthorized access.”