LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today questioned Admiral Mike Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, regarding the status of the Administration’s efforts to establish a national policy of cyber deterrence.
“On December 23rd, 2016, the Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Senator King in his questioning. “In it was a section that required the Secretary of Defense to file a report on just the questions we’ve been talking about within 180 days – which was June of 2017, about the definition of a cyber attack, what would be the response. It talks about operational authorities…delegated to the United States Cyber Command for military cyber operations, how the law of war applies, the whole list. The purpose of the amendment…which is in the law, was to establish a clearly articulated doctrine of response in this kind of situation… I’m asking, is anybody working on this? We’re eight months late now."
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