Saturday, June 10, 2017

The U.S. Congress Wants To Know When Cyber Weapons Are Used

Cyberwar games at the United States Military Academy.
(Photo: Michael Falco for The New York Times)

Defense One: Lawmakers to Pentagon: Tell Us When You Use Cyber Weapons

A proposed law would require congressional notification when DOD conducts external cyber operations — offensive or defensive.

Defense Department officials would be required to notify congressional overseers within 48 hours of launching any sensitive cyber operation under legislation introduced Thursday by top lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee.

The law would apply to both offensive and defensive cyber operations that leave DOD networks and produce effects outside locations where the U.S. is engaged in a hot war.

The law would not apply to covert actions, which are typically conducted by intelligence agencies rather than the uniformed military.

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WNU Editor: Covert actions will be exempted from this law.

More News On The U.S. Congress Wanting To Know When Cyber Weapons Are Used

Lawmakers move to boost oversight of sensitive military cyber ops -- The Hill
Bill requires Pentagon to report cyber operations outside of war zones -- Washington Examiner
Congress wants oversight of DOD cyber ops -- FCW
Legislation Seeks Stronger Congress Oversight of US Military Cyberwarfare -- Sputnik

Update: This is interesting .... In Remote Southern California Desert, U.S. Army Tests Advanced Cyber Weapons (NPR)

1 comment:

James said...

Incoming Maxine Waters, port side!