Hearing: Operating in the Digital Domain: Organizing the Military Departments for Cyber Operations

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 23, 2010

House Armed Services Committee: The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities Subcommittee met to receive testimony on Operating in the Digital Domain: Organizing the Military Departments for Cyber Operations, September 23, 2010.

“The recent announcement that the Department of Defense (DOD) suffered a major compromise of classified military computer networks has renewed discussions about what more DOD and the government should do to operate in the digital domain. The establishment of U.S. Cyber Command and the announcement of a new cybersecurity strategy by Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn are important milestones, but more needs to be done….the Subcommittee is looking to discuss three main objectives for this hearing:

  • Understand the planned organizational structure for the Military Services cyber component organizations, and how they will present forces to U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM).

  • Understand Service challenges to recruiting, retaining and training a cadre of cyber operations professionals.
  • Discuss initiatives supporting Service-specific requirements for cyber operations.”
  • Links to prepared statements are here, here and here

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