Meehan to chair cybersecurity panel

U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan announces this morning that Jocelyn Kirsch and Edward Anderton were charged by federal authorities with stealing the identities of at least 16 people. (Tom Gralish/Inquirer)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan (R., Pa.) will take over as chairman of the House's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies when the new session of Congress begins in January, he said in an interview Thursday.

Meehan was in Washington working with his staff to prepare to become chairman of the panel. In his first term in Congress, the former U.S. Attorney led the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

Both subcommittees are part of the House's Homeland Security Committee. The full committee chair, New York's Peter King, is expected to take over the counterterrorism and intelligence subcommittee.