A quiet but constant tug of war is raging between the intelligence community and the military over the future of U.S. Cyber Command.
After being repetitively criticized for not taking action, the head of the intelligence community complained that a lack of policy had stifled his agencies from forcefully responding to Russian cyberattacks and propaganda.
Neither President Donald Trump nor Secretary of Defense James Mattis has specifically directed Adm. Mike Rogers to “disrupt Russian cyberthreats where they originate."
The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed a new subcommittee Wednesday focused on cybersecurity. The oversight and policy writing group will be led by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD., and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
NSA Director Michael Rogers recently authorized the introduction of a specially tailored compensation package for the spy agency’s “high-end” cybersecurity workforce.