WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threat and Capabilities (TUTC), today held a hearing on the military’s efforts to secure its digital networks against hackers and other cyber threats. The hearing, titled “Operating in the Digital Domain: Organizing the Military Departments for Cyber Operations,” provided members of TUTC with the opportunity to learn about the progress the Armed Services have made in organizing to carry out a full range of cyber operations – and what work still needs to be done.

“While our Armed Forces have taken significant steps to secure their networks against potential threats, much more must be done to protect these networks,” said Rep. Sanchez. “There are still significant risks facing the U.S. electrical grid, including cyber attacks aimed at shutting down generators and other equipment. Additionally, the defense agencies aren’t sharing enough information about the strengths and weaknesses of their networks. We can’t have effective, secure cyber operations without having these conversations.”

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