Pentagon pushes back on McCain's new cyber doctrine

By Justin Doubleday / October 25, 2017 at 5:21 PM
The Pentagon is pushing back against Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain's (R-AZ) effort to make the military more responsible for responding to cyberattacks against the United States, with a senior Defense Department official arguing it would distract DOD and upset the balance of civil-military authorities. As part of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill, McCain has included a new cyber doctrine prescribing the military's response to malicious cyber activities targeting the United States. The legislation makes the...

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