By Caleb Skeath

This past Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing on military cybersecurity issues.  The hearing focused on the most pressing cyber threats to the nation’s security, as well as the need to grow the military’s cybersecurity workforce while maintaining high levels of skill and training.

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, described four different types of cyber threats that the U.S. faces:

  1. Autocratic governments, such as North Korea, that “view today’s open Internet as a lethal threat to their regimes;”
  2. Theft of intellectual property by states, individuals, and criminal organizations;
  3. Disruptive activities, such as denial-of-service attacks, malware, and network traffic manipulation; and
  4. States developing the capabilities and system access for hostile activities in cyberspace, either as a deterrence measure or in preparation for future attacks.


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By Caleb Skeath

This Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities will hold a hearing on military cybersecurity issues, entitled “Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cyber Security Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment.”  The following witnesses are scheduled to testify at the hearing:

  • Navy Adm. Michael Rodgers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Army Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Navy Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, Commander, Navy Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet (FCC/C10F)
  • Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue, Commanding General, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command
  • Air Force Maj. Gen. Burke E. Wilson, Commander, 24th Air Force

The hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
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