JBE 19-19

Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission
Amending Executive Order Number 17-31

WHEREAS,   the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission (hereafter “Commission”) was established and created within the executive department, Office of the Governor through Executive Order Number JBE 17-31 on December 6, 2017;

WHEREAS,   the Commission has been tasked with coordinating cybersecurity efforts among state governmental agencies, local governments, tribal governments, private companies, academic institutions, and other entities in both the public and private sectors;

WHEREAS,   the Commission is required to provide a quarterly report containing an overview of goals, objectives, priorities, estimated completion dates of activities, and recommendations to the Office of the Governor;

WHEREAS,  the Commission is required provide an annual report to House and Senate Committees on Homeland Security in support of the bipartisan work being done on homeland security legislation to protect against cyber-attack; and

WHEREAS,  it is necessary to amend Executive Order Number 17-31.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 2 of Executive Order Number 17-31, issued on December 6, 2017, is hereby amended as follows:

The members of the Commission shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor and shall be comprised of up to seventeen (17) members. The Governor shall designate a Chairman and Co-Chairman from among the appointed members.

SECTION 2: Section 4 of Executive Order Number 17-31, issued on December 6, 2017, is hereby amended as follows:

In order to be successful in its mission, this Commission must be able to synchronize its efforts with other state, local, and federal agencies who are stakeholders in the cybersecurity for our state. Therefore, the following agencies are hereby invited and encouraged to have a representative participate as ex-officio members on this Commission:

A. Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI)

B. Louisiana Business Emergency Operations (LA BEOC)

C. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cyber Task Force

D. The Cyber Innovation Center (CIC)

E. Department of Homeland Security (OHS)

F. Louisiana Department of Justice (LADOJ)

G. Stephenson Technology Corporation

H. Louisiana Technology Research Institute

I. Louisiana Economic Development (LED)

J. Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)

SECTION 3:   This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 9th day of October, 2019.

John Bel Edwards

Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State