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Executive Order 2022-11 Establishing the Cyber Security Task Force – State of Nevada (.gov)

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada faces increasingly sophisticated and malicious cyber campaigns that threaten our state’s security and privacy; and
WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is dedicated to identifying, deterring, and protecting against these threats by investing in cyberinfrastructure and building a robust detection and response system to protect the health and welfare of the people of this State; and
WHEREAS, a robust cyberinfrastructure requires cooperation between federal, state, local, and tribal governments, as well as the private sector, to ensure swift, adaptive, and robust action against any current or future cyber threat which may interrupt the delivery of essential services, endanger the essential functions of government, or otherwise threaten protected or personal data.
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the laws of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

  1. The Cyber Security Task Force is hereby established.
  2. The Taskforce shall consist of the following members appointed by the Governor, who serve at the pleasure of the Governor:
    1. The Governor or his or her designee.
    2. The Administrator of the Office of Cyber Defense Coordination or his or her designee.
    3. The Chief of the Division of Emergency Management or his or her designee.
    4. The Chief Information Security Officer of the State of Nevada or his or her designee.
    5. One representative from the Judicial Branch who serves as an Information Security Advisor (ISO).
    6. One representative from the Legislative Branch who serves as an ISO.
    7. One representative from the Secretary of State’s Office who serves as an ISO.
    8. One representative from the Nevada System of Higher Education who serves as an ISO.
    9. One representative from a school district who serves as an ISO.
    10. One representative from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) who serves as an ISO.
    11. One representative from counties with a population less than 100,000 who serve as an ISO or Emergency Manager.
    12. One representative from Clark County who serve as an ISO or Emergency Manager.
    13. One representative from Washoe County who serve as an ISO or Emergency Manager.
    14. A senior leader from the Nevada National Guard, Office of the Military.
    15. One Tribal representative as recommended by the Nevada Indian Commission.
    16. Two members who represent a business, organization, or association.

     

  3. The Task Force shall:
    1. Establish itself as an eligible entity to address cybersecurity risks and cyber security threats to information systems owned or operated by the State or local government as prescribed under the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) under the Department of Homeland Security, to determine effective funding priorities under the Grant to assist all branches of state government.
    2. Develop, implement, or revise an eligible cybersecurity plan under the SLCGP.
    3. Identify and provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of Office of Cyber Defense Coordination, Chief Information Security Officer Office of Information Security, and Chief of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security regarding future funding opportunities to support ongoing cybersecurity infrastructure.
    4. Provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of Office of Cyber Defense Coordination, Chief Information Security Officer Office of Information Security, and Chief of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security regarding needs for Emergency Support Function 17 (Cyber) within the Nevada Operations Center.
    5. Provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of the Office of Cyber Defense pursuant to NRS 480.900.
    6. Provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of the Office of Cyber Security, the Nevada Legislature, and the Governor regarding necessary legislative action to address cyber security challenges and needs.
    7. The Members of the Task Force shall receive no compensation for the service.
    8. The Task Force shall establish procedural bylaws to aid in the performance of its duties.
    9. The Governor’s Office designee shall serve as the Chairman. The Division of Emergency Management will provide staff support to the task force.
    10. The Task Force shall meet at the discretion of is Chairman.
    11. The Task Force shall elect one of its members to serve as Vice Chair at its first scheduled meeting.

     

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 2nd day of September, in the year two thousand twenty-two.

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