Senators express concerns over response to Russian hack

enate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday urged federal agencies investigating the SolarWinds hacking incident to designate a leader amid a “disorganized” process.

“We are writing to urge you to name and empower a clear leader in the United States’ response to the SolarWinds cyber breach that has affected numerous federal agencies, and thousands of other private sector entities,” Warner and Rubio wrote to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines along with the leaders of the FBI, the National Security Agency, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

“The federal government’s response so far has lacked the leadership and coordination warranted by a significant cyber event, and we have little confidence that we are on the shortest path to recovery,” the letter said.