Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program, Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session on S.3254 to Authorize Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 for Military Activities of the Department of Defense, for Military Construction, and for Defense Activities of the Department of Energy, to Prescribe Military Personnel Strengths for Such Fiscal Year, and for Other Purposes, Part 5, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, March 20, 27; April 17; June 12, 2012   [open pdf - 2MB]

This document is a record of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing titled "Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program, Part 5," a series of hearings held March 20 and 27, April 17, and June 12, 2012. From the opening statement of Kay R. Hagan: "This afternoon, the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee meets to review testimony on cybersecurity research and development (R&D), in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). The topic of cybersecurity has been the subject of growing concern and has figured prominently, not only in the newest strategic defense guidance released in January of this year, but also in previous national security and defense planning documents. The 2010 national security strategy states that: ''Cybersecurity threats represent one of the most serious national security, public safety, and economic challenges we face as a Nation.'' The recent strategic defense guidance lists as one of the primary missions of the U.S. Armed Forces the need to operate effectively in cybersecurity and space, which will require investments by the Department of Defense (DOD) in advanced capabilities to defend its networks, operational capability, and resilience in cybersecurity. The challenge DOD faces is to find resources to address this growing threat in an era where there are increasing budgetary pressures on investments in the future. To its credit, cyber is one of the few areas in which DOD actually increased its investments in the fiscal year 2013 budget request." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for record include those of the following: Zachary J. Lemnios, Kaigham J. Gabriel, Michael A. Wertheimer, James S. Peery, Michael H. Sheehan, Garry Reid, William F. Wechsler, Marilyn M. Freeman, Mary E. Lacey, Steven H. Walker, Madelyn R. Creedon, Anne Harrington, and Kenneth A. Myers, III.

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S. Hrg. 112-590, Pt. 5; Senate Hearing 112-590, Part 5
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